Cassper Nyovest on homophobic claims: ‘I love everyone’
Cassper Nyovest (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo)
Rapper, Cassper Nyovest has responded to
claims made by a fan claiming that the rapper is homophobic.
Matthew Jemi Whitehead took to twitter to
share an incident that allegedly happened between him and Tito Mboweni
hitmaker. Matthew claimed that Cassper had made a homophobic comment towards
him when he asked to take a photo with him.
He wrote, “So I met @CassperNyovest
the other day and after our encounter he said “no homo”. This is the guy who
performed at gay pride. A hyper masculine statement to reaffirm his hetero
status. After that he’s goons giggled- very humiliating.”
The rapper also took to Twitter to make it
clear that he is not homophobic and has no problem with gay people and also apologised
to Matthew for any offense that was taken.
"First of all I want to make it clear,
I am not homophobic. I have no problems with gay, bisexual people, white,
black. I don't have a problem with anybody. I love everyone.”
The Doc Shebeleza rapper also explained
what happened between him and Matthew on the video he posted on Twitter saying,
“There was something in the picture, when we took the picture and he said he
'wanted in there'. I was joking when I said, 'Hey, no homo, though'. I think he
A friend of Matthew also posted an old
screengrabbed tweet from 2012 written by Cassper which he claimed that it
showed Cassper Nyovest has always been a homophobic. Matthew also posted a video of him and Cassper
and said his words had been twisted by the rapper.
Speaking to DRUM, Matthew said “First and
foremost, I accept his apology. I think that we all have something to learn and
grow from. In the LGBT we are made to be like predators amongst heterosexual
men. The statement “no homo” is a way of reinforcing your heterosexual
privilege and stance. He’s apology is twisted when it comes to what really
happened (I have the video and proof) and what he says doesn’t correlate with
the experience and the video I had.”
He continued to say that he is still a fan
of Cassper and will always support home grown content.
“I am an artist so I believe in supporting
home grown content and art. I do still support him and his hustle. Kudos to him.”