It seems my folks in South Africa have no chill and if pieces of information I gather are anything to go by, then Jason Derulo might just not be welcomed into the Mandela country again, lol.
Well, last night, the American singer, songwriter and dancer was in Johannesburg, South Africa to perform at the ANN7 South African of the Year Awards where he incurred the wrath of some of the people as he asked if they could speak English. Lmao (Like what what he thinking?)
The singer was on stage when he asked the audience: “Y’all speak English right?”
This seemed to have angered the people who started calling him out on Twitter. Check some of the reactions from below.
Jason Derulo is one of the millions of people who think that In Africa you can just bump into a lion on the streets
— Tomi Rikhotso (@TomiRecords) October 18, 2015
So Jason Derulo asked us if we speak English?Lmao! Thats what we get when we leave our own talent & chase internationals. Andinayo ne-worry!
— nwabisa (@NwabsWell) October 18, 2015
Because in SA speaking English means you’re smart..in other words Jason Derulo was asking if they’re Smart,that’s why they feel disrespected — IG:winzaa4u (@winzaa4u) October 18, 2015
Jason Derulo asking if we speak English in SA like Wtf? did they book you in swahili? Eban!
— ♥EssenceOfSounds♥ (@LisaCroxSA) October 17, 2015
Jason has however explained his question was figurative and that he meant no harm.
“Speaking English” remark I made, was directed to a specific table. It wasn’t literal, just a figure of speech when someone isn’t responding — Jason Derulo (@jasonderulo) October 17, 2015