Dr Malinga, Cassper Nyovest (Facebook/Instagram)
Johannesburg - Dr Malinga says he's baffled as to why Cassper Nyovest didn't show up at his event over the weekend.
Cassper was supposed to perform at the Kasi Festival in Hammanskraal this past weekend, which was organised by Dr Malinga's company, Malinga's events. But Cassper didn't make an appearance, apparently because of traffic and the crowd outside being too "hectic" for him to get in.
"I have no idea why he didn’t come. Maybe AKA landed with a helicopter, maybe Oskido landed with a helicopter? Maybe they just landed on stage? But Cassper? No, no, no - he couldn't manage the traffic and so he went to Rustenberg to perform there. Maybe he just took pictures of cars and sent them and said 'I'm stuck behind these cars,'" Malinga joked.
"I'm an artist too. Sometimes you have to park far away and come with a disguise and police will escort you. But no, Cassper, the mighty Cassper, didn't want to come in disguise," he continued.
Malinga also rubbished reports that Cassper could not get hold of the festival's organisers when he arrived, saying his phone had died but that all artists had an alternative number given to them.
"The number was for a guy who was at the gate fetching artists. They didn't call the guy, they just said 'the organisers don't love us,'" claims Malinga.
But Malinga says Cassper has paid back the money, reported to be around R25 000, even though he has yet to receive proof of payment from the artist. He told the station that the money was deposited into the festival’s bank account, but he has his doubts about whether the money actually comes from Cassper.
"He paid me but there was no proof of payment. He told me ‘Malinga I will give you your money back, but I will not give you the transport money because I was there.'"