On Mandela Day, Friday the 18th, rapper Cassper Nyovest’s celebration of his number 1 album on iTunes across all genres – the only South African rapper on the top 60 – was distracted by disturbing news.
According to Satire News blog, the artist – real name Refiloe Maele Phoolo – 23, was found murdered in Cape Town.
The blog reads: “Rapper Cassper Nyovest real name Refiloe Maele Phoolo was found dead in his hotel room in Cape Town. A hotel cleaner found the Doc Shebeleza hit maker on the floor naked with stab wounds all over.”
The shocking news quickly reached social networks and the Mafikeng born producer’s name was trending. The Gusheshe hit-maker’s fans were relieved when the current most talked about rapper reacted to the news on his Facebook page on Saturday afternoon.
“Catch me on @METROFMSA right now with @OskidoIBelieve … That Cape Town story is a lie by the way.. Never believe the papers unless it’s good news”
Nyovest may have taken the rumour lightly initially, but his second Facebook status like the Hip Hop star was getting increasily worried and infuriated.
He wrote: “I’m really really starting to hate the news .. Who the f*ck comes up with a story that I am dead? Do you think it’s funny? I am sooo angry … Put yourself in my shoes man.. You got my f*ckin family worried and sh*t all for f*cking attention!!!”
Still in disbelief, Cassper also tweeted:”Can you imagine how worried my family gets when they get calls about this schupid rumour??? Can we grow up a lil… Really