Ludacris Fails to Impress Ethiopians

Oct 23, 2007 Full story: MyHot105.com 19

“It's all about the black American experience, and we don't relate to that.”

Watch Ludcaris' video "Runaway Love," featuring Mary J. Blige Ludacris' groundbreaking gig in Ethiopia was doomed to fail, because the nation's people hate rap music. via MyHot105.com

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Merawit

Winnipeg, Canada

#1 Oct 23, 2007
That is not true I am sure there are alot of Ethiopians Including me who likes Ludacris it is just they didn't know he was coming so none of his fans went or may be they didn't know the song he performed and besides the people who were in conceret hall don't represent hole Ethiopia I am sure he has alots of fan In Ethiopia.
Lidya

Washington, DC

#2 Oct 24, 2007
I LOVE LUDACRIS, and i'm ethiopian. a lot of ethiopian ppl love ludacris. the person who commented on Ludacris sayin that ethiopian ppl dont like rap or ludacris dats not ture. he propable dont like rap so he though everybody felt the some way. but u have to understsnd that the new songs or new moves that come out it takes like a year to get in ethiopia, so may b they didnt heared his songs yet. I LOVE U LUDACRIS AND I LOVE UR SONG "RUNAWAY LOVE" THATS ONE OF MA FAVORITE SONGS I HAD IT IN MYSPACE PAGE I HAD IT IN MA RINGTONE I HAD IT IN MA CALLERTONE.
LOVE LIDYA PEACE
Mike

United States

#3 Oct 24, 2007
I absolutely do not agree with that statement. You see, Ludacris' fan base is towards a younger crowd and who is Michael Melake to say rap music is not appreciated in that country, are you kidding me? Speak for yourself!

You see now rappers in general will have a negative aspect towards Ethiopia and the continent of Africa just from his ignorant response.
anonymous

United States

#4 Oct 25, 2007
In an interview, he stated that when he was in an African country, the people cheered and even sang "Stand Up" even though these people lived in tents.
He also talked about how the ghetto in africa was way worse because over here the project had buildings and apartments while over there is just vast land with little shelter at all in the blazing sun.
I'm still not sure, whether ppl like him or not. So whatever.
Benyam

Ethiopia

#5 Oct 27, 2007
yo yo yo....wait a sec here!!!! we ethiopians love luda a lot!!!!!!!(i mean a lot...Get back,ROLLOUT, RUNAWAY LOVE, OH...I FORGOT...ROCKSTAR!!!!)i know there r few who r so opposite but man ...i really know a lot of people in ethiopia who listen to rap music...especially LLUUUUDDDAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! !!!
Blageru

Bronx, NY

#6 Oct 31, 2007
I know Luda personally before he was Luda. I can say im not his bigges fan, but i know i dont rep. the whole Ethiopian. On the other hand thoug.. thake TIP or Lil Wise.. im sure its different store,,
Bisrat

Seattle, WA

#7 Nov 6, 2007
Merawit wrote:
That is not true I am sure there are alot of Ethiopians Including me who likes Ludacris it is just they didn't know he was coming so none of his fans went or may be they didn't know the song he performed and besides the people who were in conceret hall don't represent hole Ethiopia I am sure he has alots of fan In Ethiopia.
I was in ethiopia when all this happened.U guys dont know what u talking about.Most of us got there after beyoncy start preforming cuz of Parking problem.Luda preform be4 beyonce so how do we get the chance to show him love when we aren't there on time.Don't talk about Rap in ethiopia cuz ppl didn't show up.Why didn't show up?Parking problem 10,000 ppl
We love luda and HIS MUSIC
Mimi

Woodbridge, VA

#8 Nov 7, 2007
I love Ludacris ....and ppl of ethiopia loves LUdacris ----it is just the timing was not good at all....he started it at 8:00 and ended it 10:00 pm..........by the time ppl got there at the concert place it was 9:30 .....coz of the parkign problem so ....most of the people didn;t get a chance to see Luda including Me....that is the on;y reasonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
J-MACK

San Diego, CA

#9 Dec 10, 2007
j-mack from san diego I believe Nas will be better choice
or Jay-z get it right. Until then Peace love and respect money
over non-sense.
kid Z

Ethiopia

#10 Jan 7, 2008
LUDA MA MEN DONT WORRY BOUT NOTN UNLIKE SOME PPL IN ETHIOPIA WE LOVE U U R MY BEST RAPPER EVER I LIKE DA WAY U RAP UR FREE STYLE SO LETS DISTURB THE PEACE TOGETHER
kid Z

Ethiopia

#11 Jan 7, 2008
PEACE TO ALL JA
kingsofo

Princeton, NJ

#12 Jan 15, 2008
Mike wrote:
I absolutely do not agree with that statement. You see, Ludacris' fan base is towards a younger crowd and who is Michael Melake to say rap music is not appreciated in that country, are you kidding me? Speak for yourself!
You see now rappers in general will have a negative aspect towards Ethiopia and the continent of Africa just from his ignorant response.
Thanks
I totally agree with you
Dumb @55 like should not get near a keyboard!!!!
kingsofo

Princeton, NJ

#13 Jan 15, 2008
Luda is my Dog
The brother can act too have see (Crash)?

“changing times”

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#14 Mar 17, 2008
We lovvvvvvvvve luda.I was there but i didn't get to see him cuz he started to early.Black ppl dont show up on time.That is what happened but most of u guys misunderstood what happned
spag- ethiopia

Ethiopia

#15 Jul 23, 2008
yo..yo..dont get dis shit twisted.we love the ambasador of hiphop.peace
shountie

Halifax, Canada

#16 Feb 28, 2009
i love rap and im ethiopian and i love ludacris to and i love keyshia cole and i like love evry singer and rapper and most ethiopian love rap i no all kinds of ethiopian that love rap.ps:my real name isn't shountie it's another name but im not puting my real name on. love:shountie
Urboi

Montgomery Village, MD

#17 Oct 27, 2009
Yo I'm ethiopian and proud! Just had to say dat b4 Luda is my favorite rapper and I got friends in Ethiopia who like him and I know they got a good explanation. Know who Eva wrote dat sh** up der beta earse dat. Stop hatin on Ethiopia cause u don't no Jack..
I went dis summa and itz way betta Dan America son.
Haimanot

Ethiopia

#18 Oct 19, 2010
many ppl in Ethiopia love luda including me
we love rap
Gucci james jackson

United States

#19 Mar 8, 2013
I diss ethiopia too
but am an etiopian

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