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Beyonce Says ‘Jay-Z is Rwandan’ and Everyone Loses It

On the album, The Lion King: The Gift, the U.S. singer seems to insinuate that her “baby father” has a roots in Rwanda in the song titled, Mood 4 Eva. While Jay-Z or Beyonce are yet to provide more details on the bloodline story, many Rwandans on social media have taken it upon themselves to “Rwandanise” the rapper with some going as far as claiming that they could be lost relatives.

Whether it was just a random rhyme, or it is actually true that American rapper Jay Z could have roots in the land of thousand hills, life will never be the same again on Rwandan social media after singer Beyoncé outed her latest album.

On the album dubbed, “The Lion King: The Gift”, the American superstar Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter seems to insinuate that her “baby father” has a bloodline in Rwanda in the song titled “Mood 4 Eva”.

“I’m so unbothered, I’m so unbothered

Y’all be so pressed while I’m raisin’ daughters

Sons of empires, y’all make me chuckle

Stay in your struggle, crystal blue water

Piña colada-in’, you stay Ramada Inn

My baby father, bloodline Rwanda

Why would you try me? Why would you bother?

I am Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter” reads a verse from the song, in which she features her husband Jay Z and Childish Gambino.


Ever since the lyrics of the track, the 12th on her new album came out, social media has been awash with Rwandans imagining the possibility of Jay Z being Rwandan.

Some went as far as claiming that they could be lost relatives of the billionaire rapper, while hundreds of memes portraying Jay Z as Rwandans have been posted.


In one case, a photoshopped national ID with Jay Z’s picture with supposedly Rwandan name “Jacques Zirasunda” circulated on social media platforms, while in other cases videos featuring comedian Kanyombya interrogating Jay Z on whether he has forgotten Kinyarwanda circulated.



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