Selena Gomez shares special message for Kenyan girls and social media’s impact on this generation

King Kaka is living his best life in Cannes. Since arriving at the seaside town, he has been rubbing shoulders with the richest individuals on the planet; shaking hands with the world’s movers and shakers including Selena Gomez.

‘I Can’t Get Enough’ Selena Gomez singer also hanged out with Kenyan rapper King Kaka and had a special message to Kenyan girls. And in a post on Instagram, the ‘Promised Land’ rapper dedicated a post with some inspirational words to Kenyan girls, encouraging them to keep dreaming. The post was captioned “Believe you are strong, believe you are capable and believe anything is possible.”

The chance meeting was among the many great experiences Kaka is having. As earlier reported by The Sauce, Kennedy Ombima is visiting France for the prestigious Cannes Film Festival as a Remy Martin Brand Ambassador. The ‘Eastlando’ crooner has been enjoying photoshoots on the sandy beaches of the seaside town, riding helicopters across the Mediterranean Sea and living the fly life in Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France.

But his meeting with the Disney star is highly important at this day and age of cyberbullying. According to Bang Showbiz, Selena Gomez says social media is “dangerous” and has been “terrible” for her generation.

The 26-year-old singer-and-actress – who has one of the most followed Instagram accounts in the world – has insisted that although it’s an “amazing platform”, spending too much time online can leave young people “exposed”.

Speaking at a press conference for her new film ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday (15.05.19) she said: “For my generation specifically, social media has been terrible. I understand that it’s amazing to use as a platform but it does scare me when you see how exposed these young girls and boys are. I think it’s dangerous for sure.”

When asked whether she felt a responsibility to make the platforms safer because of her online popularity, Selena explained that she doesn’t like to share “pointless pictures” and said social media can be “devastating” for people experiencing bullying.

She said: “I’m grateful I have a platform. I don’t do a lot of pointless pictures. For me, I like to be intentional with it. I see these young girls … I’ll meet them at meet-and-greets, and they’re just devastated by bullying and not having a voice. I would be careful and allow yourself some time limits of when you should use it.”

The ‘Back To You’ hitmaker often takes social media breaks and earlier this year, Selena posted for the first time since September last year, as she returned to the site to wish her followers a happy New Year, and to say she’s “proud of the person [she’s] becoming” after taking time away from the spotlight to focus on her mental health and wellbeing.