Chad Da Don speaks on SAMA 26 Hip-Hop: ‘YoungstaCPT deserves that award’
The third night of the South African Music Awards (SAMA 26), perhaps, created the most engagement on social media and at the tip of everyone’s lips was the apparent snubbing of YoungstaCPT.
Yanga the Chief triumphs in SAMA 26 Hip-Hop category
Honouring the new-age categories, the SAMA 26 ceremony paid recognition to the hotly contested Best Hip-Hop Album category where YoungstaCPT was up against it.
The Capetonian rapper’s debut album 3T was nominated next to K.O’s PYT UNLTD and Yanga the Chief’s debut studio album Becoming a Popstar.
The latter was crowned victorious and Yanga, visibly shaken by the great news dedicated the win to his late father.
Even more emotional was his crew. Fellow artist AKA could barely contain his Twitter fingers and the rest of the Hip-Hop community embraced the vernacular rapper from the Eastern Cape on a deserved win.
Chad Da Don thinks YoungstaCPT deserved the award
Well, everyone except Chad Da Don was happy for Yanga, it seems.
The virtual elephant in the room was addressed by the Korobela star. He took to social media and pardoned himself if anyone was offended by the fact that “YoungstaCPT deserves that award.”
This interruption sort of felt like the infamous moment Kanye West ran up to ruin Taylor Swift’s speech at the MTV VMAs in 2009.
However, neither Yanga, his company of A-list rappers or YoungstaCPT paid this any mind. Although, the Capetonian rapper did endorse Chad Da Don with a retweet.
Sure, YoungstaCPT did not publicly address his clear disappointment in being snubbed. But, he did recognise those who felt like he deserved the win.