Twitter streets are being treated with premium rap beef on this beautiful Thursday morning, thanks to Kiernan “AKA” Forbes’ sudden craving to enter the ring with his arch-enemy Cassper Nyovest.
AKA vs Cassper Nyovest: A long-drawn-out rap beef reignited
At this point, we — fans of this music business — are privy to the commercialised nature of the beef between AKA and Nyovest.
Things coincidentally spike when one of the two is on the verge of releasing new music.
The talkability around their alleged hated for each other translates into streams when the music follows shortly after — a recipe taken from the books of the US’ East vs West Coast saga of the mid-1990s.
Supamega challenges Nyovi to a boxing match
Alas, the prospect of two of South Africa’s biggest rappers butting heads is entertaining, and that’s what AKA brought to the table on Thursday.
The rapper, seemingly out of nowhere, dug up tweets from fans who suggested, in December 2019, that the two should just confront their issues with each other in a boxing ring.
This spurred AKA on and the rapper chose the repulsive approach in challenging Nyovest.
He called the Tsibip rapper a ‘moffie’ (a derogatory term for homosexual) and called out his father as a deadbeat dad “for allowing him to drop out of high school.”
Nyovest responds: ‘Kids, don’t do drugs’
AKA’s attempts to rile Nyovest up fell flat. Instead, the Touch My Blood rapper received backlash from tweeps who called him out for being uncultured and disrespectful for the things he said about Nyovest’s parents.
Nyovest, seemingly unperturbed by AKA’s noise, did not give the rant the attention that was sought.
Abuti Fill Up used this as a teachable moment on the negative impact drugs have on people, hinting that AKA is suffering from drug addiction.
This is not the first time such speculation was made about the father of Kairo Forbes.
His has recently displayed bizarre behaviour, sparking rumours that he may be battling with addiction.
This is unfounded and unfortunately, not supported by facts. This is how people reacted to AKA’s tweets.