TikToker, Khaby Lame is now an Italian citizen.
The 22-year-old TikToker who places as the most popular TikToker with 148 million followers, took his oath of citizenship Wednesday in Chiavasso, a community outside Turin, according to the local government.
Khaby Lame moved to Italy from his aboriginal Senegal when he was a newborn but only was bestowed citizenship now because of strict Italian citizenship laws.
His circumstance, and those of thousands of other young people who were born in Italy or raised there by non-Italians, made headlines after Lame became the most-followed TikTok creator in June. The attention being paid to “Italy’s TikTok king” highlighted that he wasn’t actually Italian.
The Chiavasso city hall filmed the brief ceremony in which Khaby Lame became an Italian and asked him what had changed.
“It is not that before, before signing, I didn’t feel Italian, so very little has changed,” Lame said. “But now I am officially Italian, on paper.”
Lame rose to TikTok fame with charming videos of his reactions to everyday life in which he never says a word.