Russian rapper Timati’s pro-Kremlin video entered the top 30 most unpopular videos in the world.
Russian rapper Timati, who describes himself as the closest friend of Vladimir Putin in Russia, posted his latest video on YouTube supporting the government. The song was the most unpopular video in the country’s history on YouTube. The video praising Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, who is at the center of the debate, was soon disliked by 1.48 million people on YouTube. It had 85.000 ‘likes’.
Timati removed the video from YouTube because of negative comments. He repudiated accusations that he had been paid by the government to record the track. He said he had pulled it from YouTube to call off “the wave of negativity”.