“Dirty son of a bitch, go fuck your race” and “I don’t like cock suckers” are some of the words of the rap song, featuring an aggressive use of language
These insults to white people are contained in one of the songs of Satchela Evrard Djedje alias Vegedream. The rapper was popularized as a result of his song Ramène la coupe à la maison [Bring the cup home], a reference to the French soccer team.
The team is often called “African” because 12 of the 23 French players boast African ancestry from nine nations across the continent. In fact, the team’s distinct African identity is again raising questions about assimilation in France.
But the new rap number is far removed from the team-spirited lexicon of the hit that had accompanied the victory of les Blues – as the French team is known – at the World Cup. Shared by journalist Pierre Lepetellier on Twitter, the piece reveals a certain hatred towards whites, it seems.
— Pierre Lepelletier (@PierreLepel) December 18, 2019
“Dirty whore, fuck your race, you’re just talking about me, yet I don’t know you but you know my life better than I do,” we read in one of the verses. More inelegant words follw in the chorus and the continuation of the song is hardly better: “I don’t like cock suckers, big cock suckers, I hate cock suckers …”
The title “The flight”, which dates from 2018 and was composed with DJ Leska, is all the more controversial today after the Élysée Palace announced on Tuesday, December 17, the arrival of the rapper to accompany the President of the Republic during his trip to Ivory Coast from December 20 to 22.
The Élysée justified this invitation by “the desire to highlight the strength of cultural ties between France and Côte d’Ivoire”. President Emmanuel Macron had already invited the artist to the Diaspora event which was held at the Élysée.
In August, another song by the singer had already created controversy. “You lied to me”, a piece that tells raprnb.com “the murder of a Christian man by the brother of his partner, Muslim, who discovers their relationship” had been considered a provocation by some Muslims.
He cleared himself by asking not to interpret anything and highlighting the veracity of the story he was telling.