Colin Powell Dances…and Raps?!?!

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News, The Swirl

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Colin Powell was using his emcee and dancing skills to reach a younger crowd at London’s Africa Rising Festival:

Former secretary of state Colin Powell is the latest politician to get the urge to emcee, as the respected Washington veteran performed an impromptu freestyle this week at London’s Africa Rising Festival. The festival, which has become a popular showcase for African music and culture, paired Powell with African rapper Olu Maintain, originator of the Nigerian dance and song “Yahoozee.” Powell, to the crowd’s shock, alternated between performing the dance and spitting various call and response chants into the mic. After his set’s conclusion, Powell took a moment to pontificate with the crowd on the importance of African heritage, acknowledging their culture and never dismissing or forgetting it despite their achievements. “I stand before you as an African-American,” Powell reflected. “ Many people have said to me you became secretary of state of the USA, is it still necessary to say that you are an African-American or that you are black? And I say yes, so that we can remind our children.”

Well, there’s nothing like an influential person doing whatever is necessary to get the job done. Colin is legit, but the cat with the burgundy blouse on that is 2 sizes too small…not so much.

Even more pics if you find out how to pop the hood open.

Comments

  • Chika

    as a Proud Nigerian, I love the fact that my people are being recognized. Olu maintain’s song is one of summer’s biggest hits,inclusing gongo aso by 9nice.So shouts out to all Naija people we deserve and appreciate all the positive press we can get…Naija 4 Life..

  • http://www.fightthesmears.com Black.Woman

    I’m waiting to hear Colin Powell endorse Barack Obama and Joe Biden. He kind of already did, though…

    :)

  • 6am

    nigerian girls are hot tho!! my freind is nigerian and hot, but she doesn’t date african american!! oh well.

  • Creole Baby Says Y'all Haters Betta Get On Ya Job

    nigerians are dirty soccer players

  • CC

    I love to see my BEAUTIFUL Afrikan brothers and sisters united, YEAH MAMA AFRIKA i love you!

  • Flawdagurl {.. impatiently waiting for the 24th!!!}

    bout time they recognized the country for something otherr than poverty!

  • Flawdagurl {.. impatiently waiting for the 24th!!!}

    bout time they recognized that country for something other than poverty! congrats africa

  • TheTruth

    Welcome Back Brotha Colin. For a minute i thought you forget about us. New respect for you showing and appreciating blackness from Mother Africa.

  • Encyclopedia Brown

    He’s not African

  • blaq

    Damn I’m really proud of Colin Powell, so many successful black people want to separate themselves from everything black, good to see someone of such stature embrace his heritage, good example for SOME of these assimilating ass negroes who like are proud that they didn’t grow up around black people and like to come on here spouting hatred for black people who may embarass them infront of their white friends.

  • blaq

    Damn I’m really proud of Colin Powell, so many successful black people want to separate themselves from everything black, good to see someone of such stature embrace his heritage, good example for SOME of these assimilating ass negroes who are afraid to act “Too Black” because it may embarass them infront of their white friends.

  • NGA4eva

    YAYYYY .. my country finally ! some good “news” … olu maintain is absolutely fablous .. ‘ve got all my american friends ( white and black alike) doing the yahoozeee … Nigeria is on the come up .! GET WIT IT OR ……

  • blaq

    @ Encyclopedia

    If you are black you have African ancestry. Don’t know why SOME black people love to separate us. A chinese person wouldn’t say they are not Chinese because they weren’t born in China, and if they did people would think they were as stupid as I think you are.

  • Afiya

    Go head Colin and LEAN BACK!!! 2Funny :)

  • Afiya

    Go head Colin and LEAN BACK!!! That is 2Funny :)

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