Gerrie Nel, he's mad as hell

COOL CUSTOMER: State prosecutor Gerrie Nel. Picture: Pool

JOHANNESBURG - First there was the Barry Roux parody rap which caused a worldwide stir, and, as with any good rap beef*, there's now a "response" from Gerrie Nel, the man prosecuting Oscar Pistorius.

Brad O'Regan, Breakfast Xpress producer by day and unassuming rap genius by night, delivered his catchy lyrics live on air this morning.

O'Regan was also the mastermind behind the Barry Roux parody rap, which highlighted some of the defence advocate's idiosyncrasies and his catchphrase "I put it to you".

Nel and Roux are adversaries in Pistorius's murder trial currently being heard in the High Court in Pretoria.

* Note for the, uhm, non-hipsters reading this: A rap beef is hip-hop slang for a war of words between two or more rap artists. Sometimes they don't always end well.