So the whole twitterverse was in a big who-ha over Mzansi rapper Aka's tweets about the recent K. Dot concert held in Jozi this past weekend.
Aka retweeted claims that local artists were told not to walk on the main artist’s ramp. Their sets apparently also lacked many of the special effects and quality sound as the main artist.
So what happened was that Aka tweeted about how important it was for local artists to be treated the same as internationals.
He explained that since this was their home ground, these opening act gigs shouldn't be seen as a chance to get recognition.
Yho hai ke SA twitter being what it is hurled all sorts of insults for that statement.
One guy even went as far as saying that until Aka sold out a concert at the Dome he should be humble.
See this? I don't get that. The poor guy is standing up for our artists who deserve proper sound and lights but because it's him, y'all complain.
Ok sharp, so he wasn't one of the opening acts but who cares?
If this was said by Tumi from the Volume or Thandiswa Mazwai it would have been taken as gospel.
But because it's him, he gets crucified.
Allow the guy to live asseblief, allow him to vent and voice his concerns.
And those who keep saying he wants to be SA's Kanye, so what?
That's his business and if that's what he wants to be then so be it!
Yaz at first I thought people hated him because he was always saying how good he was. But now I realize that he is hated for everything.
In short Aka is hated for being Aka.
Remember his twitter spat with Dineo Ranaka who tried to be all big sister on him by telling him to be humble?
That didn't end too well, and in the end it made me realize that people need to mind their own.
Who said he wants to be humble? Why do you assume that he needs to be that?
I honestly don't get it, Beyonce can tell b*cthes to bow down but Aka can't?
Is it because he is light skinned? Ai mina angisazi serious. Leave the poor man alone.
So what if he is arrogant how does that affect your life? Do you lose anything because of it?
Next time you feel all worked up by Aka or any other artist for that matter, please ask yourself these questions:
1. Will I die because of this?
2. Will I lose a limb?
3. Does this mean less air, shelter food and other living necessities for me?
4. Will I get a raise or, in a worst case scenario, lose my job?
If the answers to these questions are all No, I have one thing to say to you.
Sit down and mind your own.
By Thabi Mnguni @missWami