Snoop Lion gets Zulu royal seal of approval

2013-05-28 09:30
Durban - Snoop Lion wore a leopard skin and headgear with the "blessing" of the Zulu royal family during his recent visit to South Africa for the MTV Africa All Stars gig.

The Zulu royal family released a statement after reports that Snoop angered the family by wearing the traditional garb, called umqhele.

Prince Simengaye Zulu said: "As Snoop has previously showed his love for the Zulu nation and South Africa at large, he was warmly welcomed by the Zulu princes and princesses.

"We, as the children of the nation, welcome everybody – whether they are black, red, white, yellow or pink – as we are a house of togetherness.

The family was happy to give the attire to Snoop, which the rapper accepted wholeheartedly "and which he wore on stage with our blessing".

"We hope to be able to present Snoop with the complete Zulu attire/costume (imvunulo) with beads when he next returns," Zulu said.


  • Voni Shane Baloyi - 2013-05-28 10:02

    luck for him

  • Muffin_man_can - 2013-05-28 10:34

    The new bling?

  • sizwe.nyembe - 2013-05-28 11:21

    Whites want us to leave with the mindset that anything African is embarrasing. I am a proud Zulu and I also have an attire produced from leopard skin and I'm proud of my traditional attire. Italians kill crocodiles to make shoes and everyone buys their shoes.

  • Henry Dludlu - 2013-05-28 12:45

    African diaspora hence he didn't even waste time but put it on on stage. It was an African ancestral instinct he immeadiately adopted it without question.

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