Cassper Nyovest: They call me the Kanye West of South Africa
Twitter has had a field day with a statement made by the local rapper on a popular US radio show.
JOHANNESBURG - Cassper Nyovest's latest appearance on a US radio show, Sway in the Morning, has sparked funny reaction from Twitter users who are baffled by the rapper's self-acclaimed title as the "Kanye West of South Africa".
Nyovest was invited to perform on Sway Calloway's show on Wednesday and received some well-deserved praise and congratulations from his fans and American's listening in on the show.
The full interview has since been shared. (You can watch it below.)
On the segment Nyovest is inundated with questions by Sway about American influences on SA hip-hop.
Asked how important America is to South African hip-hop artists, Nyovest says "America is like our home. We admire America so much, well the hip-hop culture there..."
He adds: "A compliment in South Africa, like they call me the Kanye West of South Africa… in terms of creativity and pushing boundaries and just being and individual."
WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE.
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And while his 'stans' (diehard fans) continue to defend him others are having a field day with the statement.
RT if you have never called Cassper the Kanye West of SA pic.twitter.com/p8wMIuYpqk— PerekoSM (@Pereko27) June 24, 2016
Hello, .@RealSway sorry to bug you with the EU referendum and all that... Just wanted to let you know that Cassper Nyovest lied on your show— Nool Money (@komkuierdashian) June 24, 2016
Trying to find a single time (before today) when anyone ever called Cassper Nyovest "The Kanye of South Africa". pic.twitter.com/tqWmb8x7n6— Tinashe Venge (@TinniVee) June 24, 2016
Cassper: They call me the Kanye West of South Africa.— Groovy Tony (@Silent_J_) June 24, 2016
South Africans:...... pic.twitter.com/zdTi8Work2
“America is like our home,” says Cassper. WTF! pic.twitter.com/FC6YF6lX6P— IG: ConceptSixty5 (@Sentletse) June 24, 2016
I dont care about the lies that Cassper spread on Sway, I'm just proud of him!!— I @m $€¥~N€¥ (@SenamileSishi1) June 24, 2016
Mara people who say Cassper is not talented are just haters.....😂😂😂😂— Maqoma (@MTshwete) June 24, 2016
Cassper will continue to strive while we see faults. Akujiki, the homie is the measure of greatness in SA right now.— Juelz Santana (@Mahoota11) June 24, 2016
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