- Wale is in South Africa and the rapper couldn't go home without touching on one of the nation's greatest leaders
- The US rapper asked fans if they thought the Mandela Effect could be translated into hip hop
- While some weren't sure what he was on about, many felt the celeb was onto something
American rapper Wale is in South Africa over the festive season and took a moment to pose with a statue of the late Nelson Mandela.
The artist has close ties to Africa, with his parents originally from Nigeria before taking the plunge and moving overseas.
In a post to Instagram, Wale asked fans what they thought of the 'Mandela Effect' and how they thought this could be applied to hip hop.
The US celeb is referring to a false memory phenomenon, named after Mandela by Fiona Broome who claimed thousands believed the struggle icon had passed away in the 80s, Briefly.co.za gathered.
While some failed to grasp what the rapper was hinting at, others felt that the phenomenon was commonplace in a society where social media has made such a massive impact.
Take a look at a few of the responses to Wale's question below:
@sadexgoddess: "I don’t even think ppl know what the Mandela Affect is..."
@aboyet2: "Mandela effect applies to the world in my opinion beyond hip hop l love our culture/ Mandela’s struggle and triumph is one of the most persevering stories ever! That man went from being jailed 27 years l believe, then became the president of the country that wrongly imprisoned him! That is so inspiring and amazing much like our beloved hip hop which came from the poorest hoods in New York then America!"
@yellowyasmiin: "The Mandela effect is all around us, in hip hop too. The masses can think something took place but in reality, it didn’t."
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