AKA opens up about the beef: "I never mentioned names"'

2014-07-11 14:00

The beef between rappers Cassper Nyovest and AKA just won't calm down and with everyone and their mother getting involved it's interesting to hear AKA, who many believe started the beef, say that he's not to blame because he never started it.

AKA was talking to You Magazine this week about the feud when the rapper revealed that the beef could not have come from him because he never mentioned any names. " I've never said anyone's name" he tells the mag. "If someone's name came up it's because (people) pieced things together or other artists started saying things".

He insists that he's never been into bringing other artists down and if he did he would definitely not mention names. Still, the stink of the feud won't leave the rapper. Perhaps that's because he's seen by others as arrogant and an attention seeker.

Those were the claims laid on AKA this week when an open letter to him went viral on social media site Twitter. In the letter, signed anonymous, the author says that AKA's antics on Twitter have exhausted a lot of people and asks why he wants all the attention. "You exhaust a lot of people, are you an orphan? Why do you like attention so much?" It asks.  "It’s not that people are hating on you, you are the one that's luring all that hate towards yourself." The letter notes, before delivering a stinging blow at the rapper "You have a few awards now you think you’re the Kanye West of South Africa, that time your gf is a dark skinned dj and none of your singles and albums sold gold(at least). Hhayi brika bhova!!!"

AKA has responded to these claims saying that the only reason there is controversy around him because he speaks his mind, something people think about but never say". He claims he's not arrogant or cocky but rather good at what he does " If people see that as arrogant then, well, that's on me," he says, adding" there's nothing wrong with acknowledging your achievements."


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