Boity Thulo has responded to claims of her being insensitive and disrespectful in her tribute freestyle to AKA, Riky Rick, and Costa Titch. In the freestyle, the rapper said: “First of all, R.I.P. to Supa Mega. Who would have thought that a rapper of his stature would be taking a bullet through the head? And that sh*t came right after Riky Rick, and after that, we lost Costa Titch. When y’all said hip hop is dead, y’all used your tongues and spoke it into existence, damn.”
Her post sparked a storm on her timeline, with Twitter users criticising her comments. Responding to the backlash, Boity said she saw nothing wrong with her choice of words as she was stating facts. “I didn’t lie in the song and I don’t think there was any form of disrespect. I just feel like people misunderstood what I said, but with regards to what I said didn’t lie,” she said.
Boity also weighed in on how many hip hop artists in Mzansi had jumped ship to make amapiano music, saying the content she was creating was exactly what was needed to shake things up in the music space. “We haven’t seen anything within the hip-hop space, and I was just stating facts, and I think that’s exactly what’s happening. I feel like there’s been a huge gap left open within South African hip hop and I am hoping that with my return I am filling that gap,” she said.