South African deejay and record producer, DJ Sbu was mocked on social media following his impromptu speech at a Los Angeles memorial site in honour of US rapper Nipsey Hussle.
Hussel, a Grammy-nominated rapper, was shot dead in front of his clothing store at close range on Sunday.
On Tuesday, Los Angeles police said they had arrested one suspect.
Speaking at a memorial site in Los Angeles on Monday, the former MetroFM deejay told crowds that he was representing the African continent.
“My name is DJ Sbu. I come all the way from Johannesburg in South Africa. I’m here as an ambassador for Hip hip music and the culture in the entire African continent. I represent musicians from the whole continent
South Africans were quick to react to the deejay’s comments.
Numerous Twitter users claimed that the Tembisa-born hitmaker had abandoned his House and Kwaito roots in favour of Hip Hop music.
They also questioned why he felt he was able to represent the continent.
— M.D.U (@Mdue_Dlamini) April 3, 2019
Hip hop is so big it got DJ Sbu and Mzekezeke abandoning house and kwaito music, claiming to be Africa's Hip Hop ambassadors.
— Baze (@yoboybaze) April 3, 2019
DJ Sbu is an ambassador for Hip Hop community???? Since when manje
A whole HipHop?!?!?! pic.twitter.com/pt0t5vinC8
— Ice-t Piliso (@Ice_tPiliso) April 3, 2019
When DJ Sbu jumped on the megaphone at Nipsey Hussle's memorial…
"I'm here as an ambassador for Hip Hop music and the culture in the entire African continent…" pic.twitter.com/OqMcjIvVS8
— Thomas Sankara (@chr1sfleming) April 3, 2019