DJ Warras explains his view on 'rich 20-year-olds being unrealistic'

“Unless they have rich parents who spoil them and let them have whatever they want — at 20 years old, where would a 20-year-old be making money?” Warras asked.

01 April 2021 - 07:00 By chrizelda kekana
DJ Warras advised young people not to fall for fake IG lives that are on display.
DJ Warras advised young people not to fall for fake IG lives that are on display.
Image: Instagram/Shady Lurker

DJ Warras has come out to clarify his opinions on influencers and young people “pretending to be rich” after his views ruffled feathers.

The DJ joined the likes of rapper Cassper Nyovest when he replied to a viral tweet that asked the question, “do you know how broke 20-year-olds are?”

Agreeing with Cassper who said there's nothing wrong with being broke in your 20s, Warras said unless they were young adults from rich families, it is understandable for them not to have money. He added that the expectation and pressure on them to live lavishly, was unrealistic and unfair.

“Unless they have rich parents who spoil them and let them have whatever they want — at 20 years old, where would a 20-year-old be making money?” Warras asked.

He added: “Now social media tells us 20-year-olds can afford bags and clothes worth 100s of thousands, from being an 'influencer'.”

A tweep then replied to the DJ telling him that influencers make good money and that when one was an influencer, the type of life described by Warras was highly attainable.

DJ Warras agreed, saying he was never dissing or disputing influencing as a real career. He said he's only against the common misconception that being a successful influencer is easy.

“I know it’s a real job. I live with one. She makes more money than me but it’s not as easy as people think. However, we are made to believe it is easy! So we should just believe that all that we see on social media, is as a result of a successful influencer career. Nonsense.”

The topic of social media pressure on young people has been trending for some time on the TL.

Earlier this week, rapper Cassper Nyovest found himself in the middle of the conversation when a tweep suggested that he was part of the “social media pressure” that made young people stress about not having millions and luxurious items in their 20s.

The rapper felt it necessary to clarify his motives for often flexing his millionaire status and flaunting his wealth, which he said was meant to inspire and not intimidate.

I post so you can be inspired, not to give kids pressure. I used to post when I had nothing. Mine is a journey, not a destination,” Cassper tweeted.

Even Jamaican-American rapper Safaree shared similar sentiments on his TL the other day. The rapper stressed that young people were living under unnecessary pressure to be or at least look like they are rich, when they really shouldn't.

“I loved my childhood. y’all new kids in your teens and 20s got a lot of pressure on y’all for sh*t that ain’t real!” he said.

Read his full post below:


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