Rasta made headlines again over Beyoncé and Jay Z painting

Rasta whose real name Lebani Sirenje, known for celebrity painter went viral this week and takes social media attention after painting Beyonce and Jay Z.

Rasta was at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 concert on Sunday where he painted the power couple.


Pictures of his drawing, which looks partially completed were shared on social media in the aftermath of the concert. The portrait also contains what may be a picture of Mandela in the background.

Rasta has spoken out before about his frustration over people judging his work before it’s, telling TshisaLIVE that people need to be aware that he also has feelings.

“I have been drawing for a long time, since my high school days and it’s my passion something that I live for. What people don’t understand is that painting is a process and it’s not a fast process. There’s a lot of steps that must be taken from the first sketch to the final product.


“The problem now is that the minute I sit down, someone takes a picture of my incomplete work and says to Twitter, ‘Look at Rasta’s painting!’ but at that stage the picture is not done, so it doesn’t look great because it isn’t done. But Twitter doesn’t care, they go ahead and judge anyway,” Rasta said.

Of course that didn’t stop tweeps from going in hard on poor Rasta, telling him to just chill on the drawings and not make the country look bad in front of the Carters.