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.

FILE: South African musician Cassper Nyovest. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

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.

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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 Africaโ€ฆ in terms of creativity and pushing boundaries and just being and individual."


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And while his 'stans' (diehard fans) continue to defend him others are having a field day with the statement.

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