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23 February 2018, 11:51 | Updated: 23 February 2018, 12:06
"NO THANK YOU. WE JUST CLOSED THE BORDERS."
R. Kelly is facing some serious ridicule online after joking that he was "on his way" to fictional East African nation, Wakanda.
Wakanda is home to Marvel's most recent movie phenomenon, 'Black Panther', with the hashtag #WakandaForever trending worldwide since the film's release.
Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport even jokingly tweeted that the "bags are packed" alongside an image of a screen showing a departure to the fictional land.
After the tweet went viral, R. Kelly decided to jump in on the hype.
"Hell, I’m on my way too! Amazing film!" he wrote on Twitter. "#WakandaForever #BlackPanther."
Unfortunately for the 'Ignition' singer, others weren't so keen on the idea.
Nigerian author, Luvvie Ajayi mocked: “NO THANK YOU. WE JUST CLOSED THE BORDERS. – Wakanda Immigration."
"We come before you today to block the entry of enemies of progress and pedophiles into the sacred land of Wakanda!" she continued.
"You said weapons would form but let them not prosper in this land. We rebuke and reject him, in YOUR glorious name."
And she wasn't alone, as fans of the franchise replied to Kelly's tweet with aims of making it very clear that he wasn't welcome.
NO THANK YOU. WE JUST CLOSED THE BORDERS. - Wakanda Immigration https://t.co/RvL9BERO3a— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) 22 February 2018
Fatha Gawd, we come before you today to block the entry of enemies of progress and pedophiles into the sacred land of Wakanda! You said weapons would form but let them not prosper in this land. We rebuke and reject him, in YOUR glorious name.— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) 22 February 2018
Nah bruh pic.twitter.com/hOt4M8p5Rw— Elle Cee (@ellementality) 22 February 2018
Sorry Wakanda is closed... pic.twitter.com/iSqbF6G4ZC— M’Challa (@_lkae) 22 February 2018
The attendants behind the ticket desk pic.twitter.com/zn0dkuN9oD— WHY WOULD YOU BRING THAT TO SOMEBODY ELSE CLUB???? (@ratamiibo) 22 February 2018
Meanwhile, R Kelly has reportedly been evicted from two of his homes in Atlanta. Court documents allege that Kelly owes more than $31,000 in unpaid rent.
The rapper has been at the centre of controversy since last year following ongoing accusations that he is running a "sex cult" made up of young females in his home.