Cassper Nyovest, one of the prominent hip-hop artists in the country, had a long-standing and highly publicized beef with Keirnan AKA Forbes.
The feud between the two which began in 2014 and continued for several years captivated the music industry and fans, creating a divide within the local music scene.
Their diss tracks, such as Cassper’s “Dust 2 Dust” and AKA’s “Composure,” which was filled with personal insults, showcased their lyrical prowess but also intensified the animosity between them.
Tragically, AKA passed away on February 10, 2023, right after celebrating his 35th birthday.
The multi-award winning rapper tragically lost his life in a fatal shooting outside a restaurant in Durban.
As news of this devastating event spread, fans and the public were curious to see how Cassper Nyovest, also a multi-award winning rapper, TV personality, and entrepreneur, would respond.
The news of AKA’s death deeply impacted Cassper, and he took some time before addressing it publicly.
In a recent interview on The EPISODE podcast, Cassper Nyovest discussed the impact of AKA’s death on him, his reasons for not reacting immediately on social media, his thoughts on collaborating with AKA, and his regrets about the beef.
See video below.
Cassper explained that he chose not to respond quickly on social media because he was aware that his words could be misinterpreted.
He didn’t want people to think he was being insincere or opportunistic by expressing condolences only after AKA’s passing.
It’s truly heartbreaking that the two could not reconcile and put their differences aside before AKA passed on.