Migos, a rap trio from Atlanta, USA, performed in South Africa on the 20th and 21st of October and when he noticed their name trending all over the country, Minister Mbalula asked who/what Migos was/is:
Twitter immediately came to the Minister’s aid, however, the responses ranged from jokes to people suggesting that Mbalula focus more on solving the rampant crime in South Africa.
It began on a light note, with people joking about a South African version of Migos.
— iPantsula lase Soweto (@Dumi_Blaze) October 23, 2017
While others described them as “American Drug Dealers”
Migos’ performance in South Africa was met with mixed reviews, as a large number of their fans walked away disappointed by the effort they gave on the day.
One user was so disappointed in their live show that he tried to report them as criminals to Mbalula.
They the 1 that managed 2 get away with a heist at Ticketpro Dome.Robbed every1 out of their 700 accomplice Mabala Noise…. pic.twitter.com/o4hxjYD40i
— Tobygirl (@TMamamomo) October 23, 2017
However, the conversation took a more serious turn when users started pointing out the fact that our Police Minister was too concerned with making jokes instead of focusing on his duties.
Forget iMigos baba, Senzo Meyiwa's killer is still on the loose.
— State President of Orania (@ProAfrikan) October 23, 2017
Your people are using live ammunition against students and you are here joking around??? #UFSShutdown
— Sadiya Abu???????????????? (@Pe_chess) October 23, 2017
Politics and entertainment mix frequently in South Africa. This user below urged Mbalula to get his answers from ANCYL Treasurer, Reggie Nkabinde. The politician is the founder and owner of Mabala Noise, who arranged the South African Migos concert.
Ask tha treasure of tha ANC Youth League he knows them better he's tha one who brought them here under Mabala Noise
— Iam Him (@IamHimXpd) October 23, 2017
Between the jokes, the memes and the criticism, it’s worth noting that Fikile Mbalula didn’t get his answer!