What is the Kast and Cassper beef about? Here's what we know

2017-01-18 19:01


Cassper Nyovest, Kast (Photo: Gallo Images/Twitter)

Johannesburg – If you’re as confused as we were about what went down between Cassper Nyovest and Botswana artist Kast on Twitter, don’t worry, we got you covered. 

Grab a comfy seat as we tell you everything we know about the situation between these two artists. 

Where it began 

It all started when a Twitter user shared an image with SA rapper, Cassper Nyovest, of an article which appeared in a Bostwana newspaper titled, "I turned down Cassper Nyovest partnership – Kast."

Cassper’s response? "I’m a bit lost. Who’s Kast? What does he do?" 

This caused some confusion among Cassper fans, with everyone wanting to know who Kast is. 

So, who is Kast? 

Kast, real name Tshepiso Molapisi, is a hip-hop artist from Botswana. According to an article by the star is “vocal about about being against local radio stations playing so much South African hip-hop, and sidelining Botswana hip-hop.” 

After seeing Cassper’s response to the article on Twitter, Kast was quick to hit back, saying, “And this happened today Cassper Nyovest doesn’t know who I am… oh okay.” 

What’s the beef about? 

In a 2015 article by the Botswana Gazette, the news outlet writes that after finding out about Cassper’s plan to fill up The Dome, “Kast was inspired by Cassper’s ambition and is now on a mission to fill up the [Botswana] national stadium.” 

Another article posted by the same news outlet at the end of 2016 detailed some trouble Kast was having with his mission to fill up the national stadium which holds 22 000 people. According to the piece Kast had refunded 2500 tickets for the event, with another 44 refunds pending “due to in house complications”. 

Where does Cassper fit in all of this? 

After the success of his #FillUpOrlandoStadium concert, Cassper announced that he may fill up a stadium in Botswana next. This may have been seen as competition for Kast.

“South African hip hop superstar Cassper Nyovest has expressed interest in doing his own Fill Up event, at the National Stadium, attracting both the excitement and scorn of some people in the local entertainment scene,” The Botswana Gazette writes.

So is there beef? Well, looking at Cassper's Twitter response it may be a little one-sided.