Yanga Chief saw red and attacked self-proclaimed culture pundit Nota Baloyi in a series of tweets posted in response to the widespread conspiracy theories he’s recently spewed about the supposed motive behind the death of Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes.
What did Yanga Chief say to Nota?
In one of the first public statements since the death of his close friend and longtime collaborator, Yanga Chief set the record straight about internet trolls and ‘thirsty’ clout buckets spreading untested conspiracy theories about the death of AKA.
Not only did the Utatakho hitmaker blast fake news spreaders for muddying facts of an ongoing murder investigation, but he also stressed that “spreading conspiracies is purposefully deviating attention from the REAL killers.”
Turning his attention to Nota, the main culprit behind the theory that AKA’s death may have been orchestrated by his close friends, Yanga lambasted the polarising ‘culture pundit’ as “an out and out hater” that, as a matter of fact, did not get along with the Prada rapper as well as he’s recently portrayed to the public.
“You’re not gonna push some narrative that [AKA] was some kind of fool who was betrayed by his friends just so you can feel better about being an out and out hater while he was still breathing!!! You are the enemy M****!!! We don’t f*** with you!! Bozo!!! Neither did FORBES!!!” Yanga tweeted.
In between a series of tweets containing language too vulgar to include in this article, Yanga made it abundantly clear that AKA had no respect for Nota.
“But this f***** guy is y’all’s moral compass?!??? The only reason we don’t speak on this clown is because his files involve other people that don’t deserve the smoke. He knows that. That’s why he goes so hard,” Yanga exclaimed.
Nota spreads AKA death conspiracy theories
Nota has been at the centre of an online row around the tragic death of AKA, which, preliminary evidence suggests may have been a coordinated hit.
In a series of viral videos, Nota, who has already lost a defamation case against Shimza, for which he was ordered to fork out R200 000 in damages, made bold statements about the alleged involvement of AKA’s inner circle in planning and executing his murder.
To be clear, Durban police are still in the midst of unravelling the puzzling murder case and, at this time, have not identified any of the names Nota mentioned above as possible suspects or, at the very least, persons of interest in the investigation.
Social media has since been divided on Nota’s polarising comments.
While a legion of his followers has eaten up every bit of his words, Durban artists inadvertently impacted by the death of Africa’s top-selling rapper, like Tzozo, have spoken out against people taking advantage of Forbes’s murder for their own personal gain.
“We have nothing to answer as Durban artists – police will tell us what happened. As artists we are one nation and we do not discriminate against each other over where we come from,” Tzozo told Daily News.
AKA and his former manager and close friend Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane were gunned down outside Wish restaurant on Florida Road in Durban, shortly after 22:00 on Friday, 10 February 2023.
At the time this article was published, the men involved in his death were still at large.
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