Nigerian Twitter users tore into Migos after a recent appearance where member Offset described the nation as a third-world country.
When “Highly Questionable” host Dan Le Batard asked about the most awe-inspiring place Migos has worked, Quavo responded Lagos, Nigeria, and said the fans enjoyed their performance.
But many took issue with Offset’s response to a question about the most surprising part of Migos’ visit.
“We were surprised because when we was on the highways, you were seeing, it’s like, it’s a third-world country, so [there’s] a lot of struggle in the city you can see,” he says Thursday, April 13. “To see it first hand, it was amazing. And for them to come to the show and know [the lyrics] word-for-word that mean they look up … they pay attention to everything that’s going on. They knew word-for-word and their English wasn’t even that good.”
Offset’s statements began to pick up steam on social media nearly two weeks after the segment aired, with many Nigerians calling out Migos.
Migos needs to chill. Like "they English wasn't that goood??? " Negros we speak better English than you do 🙄🙄
— Bolanle Olukanni (@bolanleolukanni) April 25, 2017
That migos video talking about Nigeria is what most Americans feel sha. AA especially
Not knowing we are more educated than most of them
— monjiro (@mukimustapha) April 25, 2017
I love Migos but im going to need them to know that Nigeria is not a third world country 🙄. And our English is fine 😒
— Esther-Ayomide. ✞ (@EsteriTheAyaba) April 26, 2017
Juveniles that raps,abi sing like they high on codeine mixed with auto break fluid,who even invited @Migos to Nigeria sef
— Ragnarok Lannister ♊️ (@steve_powerhouz) April 26, 2017
The disrespect we Africans get from some African Americans is just too damn much, I just saw #migos trending on Nigeria's Twitter.
— Bin hassan (@ibnhassan_97) April 26, 2017
Non-Nigerians also voiced their irritation.
there’s this video of migos saying how they were surprised when they went to Nigeria. And their english wasnt that good… pic.twitter.com/zvyaarCuuc
— Shaolin Fantastic (@aidaas__) April 25, 2017
Migos and their comments on their experience in Nigeria is a reflection of how A LOT of Af Americans have little or no knowledge on Africa
— tai the butterfly (@ItsMeTaiTai) April 25, 2017
The discussion became so widespread it reached Instagram.
One person wasn’t upset by Offset’s remarks.
Tbh I'm not mad at migos for saying Nigeria is a 3rd world country We swear everywhere in Nigeria looks like lekki and VI when it doesn't
— Winston Balogun 🇯🇲🇳🇬 (@YoungPrince_) April 25, 2017
A couple thought Nigerians’ English was bad.