Local rapper Cassper Nyovest caused a stir on social media after saying he wished he was a Nigerian national.
The Tito Mboweni hit maker made the comment over the weekend during a discussion with Zakes Bantwini regarding the state of the South African music industry.
In response to the tweet, a fan said he wished the rapper was from Nigeria, to which the rapper then said: “Won’t even lie. I wish I was from Nigeria too. The love they have for their own artists, the way they celebrate their culture, 90% local content on radio and TV, the way they celebrate their music no matter where they are in the world, the unity within their industry. A DREAM!”
The tweet has received major backlash on social media from fans who feel like they have supported the rapper since the beginning of his musical career.
“Cassper is ungrateful after all SA fans have done to build his Fill Up and brand. Just buy a ticket broer take a first flight to Nigeria. He must also host his next fill up in Lagos,” said one of the fans.