In a surprise move, rapper Rick Ross responded to social media criticism regarding his lack of collaboration with Kenyan artists on his upcoming album “Champagne Moments.” Following an initial announcement featuring artists from Ghana, South Africa, and Tanzania, Kenyan influencer Cassypool called out Ross, demanding Kenyan representation on the project.
Ross announced collaborations with artists from other African countries and Kenyan artists were notably absent from the list.
Cassypool’s Criticism publicly questioned Ross’s selection criteria and advocated for Kenyan inclusion. He highlighted the success of Kenyan artists like Khaligraph Jones. Ross acknowledged Cassypool’s message and recognized Kenya’s talent pool. He has now expressed openness to working with Kenyan artists, calling the country “a home of legends.”
Possible Future Developments
It remains to be seen whether specific collaborations with Kenyan artists materialize.
This exchange opens the door for potential future engagement between Ross and the Kenyan music scene.