The recent buzz on the internet was all about Adele’s Bantu Knots which created quite a stir. Being a traditional African hairdo the Grammy recipient 32, set up the fire post she posted a picture of her in the hairstyle and donning a bikini printed with Jamaica’s flag.
She was actually honoring the London yearly Notting Hill Carnival but this did not go well with critics who stated she has defamed the culture of Jamaica. To this Adele wrote saying: “Why? — During Brandy and Monica‘s August 31 “verzuz” battle on Instagram Live” and posted this comment stating: “Wah Gwaan! Yow gyal, yuh look good enuh.”
This is the slang from the African nation which is used to welcome and also with the meaning of “What’s up?” or “What’s going on?” and the other part of the comment is said to be “Your girl, you look good, you know.”
Poppycock! This humbug totally misses the spirit of Notting Hill Carnival and the tradition of “ dress up” or “ masquerade” Adele was born and raised in Tottenham she gets it more than most. Thank you Adele. Forget the Haters. https://t.co/sabpPPRtID
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) August 31, 2020
This term “Wah Gwaan” was used back earlier by the former President of US Barack Obama at his speech in 2015.
But it’s not clear whether it was the singer who commented but she has not responded to the allegations or comments.