Cassper Nyovest has lambasted the South African music scene for holding back local artistes from reaching their full international potential.
Cassper was reacting to a tweet about Nigerian artistes Davido, Wizkid and Burna Boy collaborating with A-list international acts like Chris Brown and Beyoncé.
In a tweet he posted on Friday, the popular rapper said local artistes could have the same success if it wasn’t for infighting.
Too gone. We could have the same thing but nah, we would rather fight amongst ourselves and cut down our airplay to cut the reach.
Disrespect our own sound and artists. That’s our vibe here. [Folks] not playing your music cause they don’t like you, you know? Those vibes. We lost!Cassper Nyovest
When challenged by a fan to do something about it, Cassper said he has already tried but failed. He blamed it all on egos.
Tried. [Folks] ignoring my phone calls and Dms. Nobody wants to [help] each other ouchea. It’s all Egos. Who gone make it on his own? That’s the race we running in SA.Cassper Nyovest
Some fans agreed with Cassper, who has just dropped a hot new single with Khuli Chana, Ichu.
We once sent an email to Family Tree as we wanted to arrange a gig for Cassper in Los Angeles, California during the BET weekend. No response.
West Africans always have gigs in Los Angeles & that is making them popular cause LA is the trendsetter in the US.Trends Central
However, if Cassper was hoping for an outpouring of sympathy, he was terribly mistaken.
Most replies accused him of being part of the problem.
You are a huge part of that problem though so take responsibility and lead the charge towards the road of redemption..it’s not too late & impossible..that’ll be more effective than you always highlighting that you guys are slacking.@rogue_prez
Some even told him that his music isn’t that great.
Nah Cassper just say wena your music [isn’t great] that’s why it has no global reach. Are we forgetting just a year ago that The only African artists featured in Kendrick black panther album were South African??@ThatDoro
Others reminded him that several local artistes have already worked with top international artistes.
We also have that here in S.A. @DjMaphorisa co-produced “One Dance” with Drake. @RealBlackCoffee featured Alicia Keys in “In Common”Irene Phakela
Beyonce featured @busiswaah and @Moonsanelly in “My power.”
A lot of fans also accused Cassper of seeking validation from America.
Yho, Cassper legit got introduced to himself with these sobering replies. Seems he has plenty of thinking to do!