However, Nas' reaction was much more thought-out than the inappropriate four-word tweet the president-elect shared, with the rapper having many coming to his defense and sparking important dialogue about the death of the controversial Cuban revolutionary.
The former leader and face of Cuba's Communist revolution passed away in the middle of the night Friday (Nov. 25), with several rappers and recording artists commenting on the matter throughout the duration of this weekend.
In an Instagram post, Nas shared his condolences, writing, "RIP KING FIDEL CASTRO #revolutionary only 5% understand. Im not Cuban, I don’t fully know how he effected my Cuban family, so I’m sending strength and power for your pains. But lots Of us, as Black people, n some others in the USA, we saw him as an Ally in the Struggle."
While Nas' comment is noncommittal and touches both sides, many decided to sound off in the comments section, with some saying that Nas' post was "disrespectful."
"Your words carry immense weight and apparently you don't care about the cost of your factually inaccurate post," one commenter wrote. "When you admittedly don't know what [you're] talking about, it might be wise to say nothing at all."
"Oppressed the Cuban people and brought them to their knees and brought the country to ruins," another person added. "So the 5% that you claim to understand his 'revolutionary' antics are straight comepingas. Ask your Cuban family what that phrase means. Dont speak on s**t you don't know about."
Other people agreed with Nas, saying that their family also viewed Castro as an "ally and comrade."
Take a look at Nas' reaction and the scathing commentary that followed in the Instagram post below.
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