Rapper AKA has finally responded to claims his entourage member Prince Nyembe allegedly pulled a gun on Cassper Nyovest last Friday.
Nyovest, born Refiloe Maele Phoolo, 23, took to Twitter citing an incident of intimidation by a friend of AKA’s as the reason he wouldn’t make a scheduled appearance on TV that evening.
“I will not be performing on LIVE tonight. I get to the make-up room and AKA’s homie pushes me. I ask him not to and he pulls out a gun on me. I walked out and then and there I decided I will not do this stupid shit no more. This is not the first time I have a gun to my face. I lived the gun life for real and I chose rap over it. Y’all wanna live that life? See where it tales y’all… go on”
The 26-year-old AKA, real name Kiernan Jordan Forbes, finally releases a statement as he promised his fans last Saturday.
“This serves as an official statement regarding last Friday’s incident at Urban Brew. We cannot comment on behalf of third parties involved in this incident. We can however confirm that AKA does not condone violence and neither he nor anyone on his official team carries weapons or instructs anyone to use weapons on their behalf,” said AKA’s publicist Sheila Afari.
The rapper’s statement also appealed to the media to respect his decision not to have interviews addressing his beef with Cassper.
In the statement, the media was also accused of creating the drama between the two entertainers: “Many media platforms have unduly tried to gain from this situation as have the general public by taking to social media to fabricate controversy.”