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World's Most Followed Tik Tok Star Khaby Lame Becomes An Italian Citizen


The world's most followed TikTok star Khaby Lame becomes an Italian citizen.

When did this happen? This happened last week.

The TikTokker with the most followers worldwide, Khaby Lame, has acquired Italian citizenship.

Lame was raised in a run-down section of the town of Chivasso, which is located outside of Turin, after being born in Senegal and moving to Italy as a young child.

The 22-year-old was forced to stay at home, along with millions of other Italians, as COVID struck and cost him his factory job.

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Khaby Lame wearing a yellow t-shirt; Khaby Lame wearing a black and blue shirt
Khaby Lame wearing a yellow t-shirt; Khaby Lame wearing a black and blue shirt

To pass the time, Lame turned to social media, where he quickly rose to fame on TikTok with his quiet films.

He has gained international fame and has 148.5 million followers as of right now.

He ousted American Charlie D'Amelio and his 142 million subscribers in June of last year.

His signature?

"If u wanna laugh u r in the right place," says the TikTok slogan, as he reacts to happenings he finds absurd with mimed and silent reactions.

Lame is proud of his humble beginnings despite his widespread fame and the subsequent sponsorship and endorsement contracts.

The Italian interior ministry informed him of his citizenship on June 8 - a few weeks before he passed American social media star Charli D'Amelio to become the most popular TikTok user on the planet.

Following the event in Chivasso on Wednesday (17 August) where the world's most followed TikTok star Khaby Lame becomes an Italian citizen, Lame reflected on his upbringing in the underprivileged area of Via Togliatti.

I have always lived in the slums, but there, in our having nothing, we were happy, we were glad, we played in the courtyard, even though we had nothing.

Lame had to wait until he was an adult before he could become a citizen, just as many other immigrant children in Italy.

He remarked:

I already felt Italian before, I mean, before today, so very little has changed.

It occurs in the midst of a protracted political dispute over whether to confer citizenship at birth to children born in Italy to foreign parents, regardless of their parents' citizenship, in order to bring Italy into alignment with other European nations.

World famous Tik Tok star Khaby Lame becomes Italian citizen | Al Jazeera Newsfeed

Foreign-parent-born children born in Italy can currently only apply after turning 18 years old.

It is important to have an Italian parent in order to gain Italian citizenship; otherwise, the process is frequently quite drawn out.

In Italy, the right of blood wins above the law of the land.


The world's most followed TikTok star Khaby Lame becomes an Italian citizen. He deserves this.


He came from a slum area, made simple videos with no XYZ things, but was still able to attract a huge audience.

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Tyrese Griffin

Tyrese Griffin - Tyrese started her education in the performing arts at the prestigious Alexander Hamilton Academy in Los Angeles. She returned to civilian life after serving in the United States Army as a tracked vehicle operator, and started writing short stories and screenplays, as well as directing short films and music videos. She has published six novels, which have sold over 200,000 copies, as well as audiobooks and short stories for anthologies, and has earned several awards.

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