AKA blasts Black Cof­fee over slap

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Show­biz Reporter

SOUTH African rap­per AKA’s camp has con­demned Black Cof­fee call­ing him “ill-man­nered and im­ma­ture” af­ter the DJ slapped their road man­ager Tshi­amo Letshwene over the week­end.

A video of the smack dur­ing an ar­gu­ment be­tween the pair at the DStv iRock Fes­ti­val in Lim­popo on Satur­day evening went vi­ral on Sun­day.

In the video, the one handed Black Cof­fee gave Letshwene a slap that knocked off his cap.

Ac­cord­ing to Raphael Benza, AKA’s man­ager, Black Cof­fee must apol­o­gise to Letshwene for slap­ping him.

“It’s com­pletely un­ac­cept­able for Black Cof­fee to have hit some­one. We thought he was a gen­tle­man and a pro­fes­sional. I’m sure he has some­thing to say about his de­spi­ca­ble and in­ex­cus­able ac­tion but in the mean­time we an­tic­i­pate an apol­ogy from Black Cof­fee to the young man,” said Benza in a state­ment.

“Tshi­amo is more shocked than in­jured. We ad­mire and hold Black Cof­fee in high re­gard but his ac­tions on Satur­day night have let us down es­pe­cially for Tshi­amo who is a fan and con­sid­ers Black Cof­fee a role model.”

As of yes­ter­day, Black Cof­fee’s camp had not sent out a mes­sage in re­sponse or to ex­plain his ac­tions over the week­end.

A video of the wheel spin­ner apol­o­gis­ing dur­ing a set at a nightspot in Jo­han­nes­burg called Kong is cir­cu­lat­ing on the in­ter­net.

Black Cof­fee paused while play­ing his set and said: “I’m sorry, I’m not that guy” be­fore play­ing Man­doza’s hit track Nkalakatha.

Fans and celebri­ties took to so­cial me­dia to com­ment and poke fun at the in­ci­dent us­ing sev­eral trend­ing hash­tags.

Af­ter the in­ci­dent, AKA went on a Twit­ter rant but from the looks of things, most fans are on Black Cof­fee’s side.

Benza gave his side of the story of what tran­spired and said the al­ter­ca­tion was be­cause of a per­for­mance slot change that was done by or­gan­is­ers of the event.

“AKA was not late for his per­for­mance at the DStv iRock Fes­ti­val in Lim­popo as me­dia and event go­ers have re­ported. As an Agency, it is very im­por­tant for us to be pro­fes­sional at all times with all our stake­hold­ers. Three weeks ago we re­quested a per­for­mance time change for AKA to which the event or­gan­is­ers agreed and con­firmed. We wanted to en­sure that there was enough travel time for AKA and his band as they had an­other event prior to the DStv iRock Fes­ti­val and a pri­vate jet was char­tered to en­sure they got to Lim­popo at the quick­est pos­si­ble time,” said Benza.

He said if Black Cof­fee had a prob­lem with the ar­range­ment, he was sup­posed to con­front show or­gan­is­ers and air his griev­ances.

“Dis­putes should be ad­dressed di­rectly with the event or­gan­is­ers to which they would have been able to con­firm to Black Cof­fee that they ad­vised AKA’s band to set up at that par­tic­u­lar time. AKA and his band were will­ing to wait to per­form af­ter Black Cof­fee’s set but were in­structed to go on as planned. We can­not at­test to whether or not Black Cof­fee was in­formed prior to Satur­day night about the changes with his times­lot, but he had no busi­ness ar­gu­ing with and then slap­ping Tshi­amo,” said Benza.

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