Rapper AKA is causing a stir on Twitter with comments he made about the #BlackLivesMatter riots taking place in America

Thousands of Americans took to the streets in Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Minneapolis and several other cities following the death of George Floyd.

Floyd was arrested outside a store in Minneapolis after a cashier suspected he used a fake $20 bill to buy cigarettes. The store owner told local papers that Floyd “may not have even known that the bill was counterfeit” but it was protocol to call the police.

A viral video shows a white police officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck while he was handcuffed on the ground. The man can be heard shouting “I can’t breathe”. 

Scores of celebrities including Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Rihanna have demanded justice 

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The story made world headlines.

Back home in South Africa, AKA joined several stars in sharing their opinions on the matter

Twitter users slammed the Fela In Versace’ rapper.

“No. America is their home. They every right to live in America like every white American. Their ancestors toiled that land as slaves giving them a legitimate reason to claim it. America is because of what their African ancestors did for it. They should fight until they belong,” one Twitter user replied.

Another tweep added: “To a xenophobic South Africa? Where fellow blacks are killed without justification or recuse to due process?”

Twitter users also criticized AKA when he made a comment about the protesters who were looting shops and burning cars.

“People of ALL colors burning down black owned businesses in Atlanta … when asked why, they reply … Black Lives Matter. I’m hella confused.”

One Twitter user told him they were making a political statement.

Other A-list stars also shared their views

Siv Ngesi shared a screenshot of an “amazing documentary about riots that have happened in America”.

Meanwhile Maps Maponyane reminded his followers that several South Africans were also killed by police during the lockdown.

“…Because this can’t be shared often enough, and we all have the power to demand answers at home too. Collins Khosa, Petrus Miggels, Sibusiso Amos, Adane Emmanuel.”