Rick Ross Aka Rozay, Young Renzel, Black Bottle Belaire, I don’t know what he calls himself these days however Rick Ross had a concert in Gaborone, Botswana last new year’s eve and before the concert he paid a visit to the locals and gave out stacks of $100 which was quite generous of him but I have a problem with the way he gave, he gave from his pocket not from the heart.
Formerly one of the poorest countries in the world—with a GDP per capita of about US$70 per year in the late 1960s—Botswana has since transformed itself into one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. The economy is dominated by mining, cattle, and tourism. Botswana boasts a GDP (purchasing power parity) per capita of about $18,825 per year as of 2015, which is one of the highest in Africa.
Botswana as few may know is not particularly a poor country, it has one best and biggest tourism business in Africa and their currency, Botswana Pula is equal to the dollar, with the British Pound only 10 pence higher which makes the currency easily the strongest in Africa.
As with most countries in Africa they revere American artistes and you can easily see why, their musical catalog in history alone is unrivaled, they produce way more musical stars and talent than the world combined in popular genres, in other words if you don’t make it in America, you really haven’t quite ‘made it’ yet plus it is the melting pot, anything trendy starts there hence Africans try to get any American artistes at the slightest chance possible plus it is good for tourism promotion. If Rozay comes to Bostawana and spreads the good word, there comes more tourists.
Rick Ross in Africa is good, his generosity would have been more appreciated if he had done it the right way, the way he gave suggests to me he was ‘laughing at them’ and not ‘laughing with them’
Watch the video and see for yourself and leave a comment if you think he gave the right way or not.
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