Budget Speech 2018: Yes, Malusi Gigaba just quoted Kendrick Lamar

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July 22nd, 2017

After President Cyril Ramaphosa quoted Hugh Masekela during his SONA 2018 finale, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba likely thought he’d do something similar to rouse the nation.

His pick? The admirable Kendrick Lamar. But while the multi-Grammy winner is held in high esteem across the world, it’s Gigaba’s delivery of “Alright” that Twitter didn’t quite enjoy.

“We gon’ be alright,” he quipped, quoting complete with hand whip and before announcing an increase to sin tax.

The social network broke soon after.

And others — who didn’t have time for lyrics — lamented that sin tax increase.

The Budget Speech continues on YouTube. Watch it live here.

Feature image: Kendrick Lamar in 2017 by Kenny Sun via Flickr (CC 2.0 BY)

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