Following Riky Rick’s announcement that he has left record label Mabala Noise, its boss and ANCYL treasurer Reggie Nkabinde has taken to social media to share a message that has left many saying it was about the rapper.
Taking to Instagram, he wrote: “People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used.”
On Twitter, he said: “A dog comes hungry in your yard, feed it but the minute it shines it goes back to the master, that’s how ungrateful bastards behave.”
Some of his followers supported him, encouraging him to continue doing the “good” work that he has been doing for those in need. One just advised him to delete his posts, as that would apparently add fuel to the fire. He heeded the follower and deleted it.
He further shared a word of advice to all his friends: “Don’t do drugs,if u have tried them b4 don’t go back..otherwise u will keep shoking us [sic]!”
But Riky Rick has received support from his followers, who say he should have left the record label a long time ago. These were some of the comments supporting him:
“Ricky won’t be the last artist to leave Mabala Noise. A lot more will follow.That label is bound to collapse nje.”
“Nobody just walks away from money.. The Ricky incident is not the first to cast suspicion on Mabala.”
“Big up to Ricky Rick for leaving those illuminatis Mabala Noise… never sell your soul, ain’t worth it!!!”
On Monday morning, the rapper announced he was no longer part of the record label.
In a series of tweets, the Sidlukotini rapper said the past couple of weeks had been “hectic”, further saying the speech he made at the Metro FM Awards two weeks back was “a moment of clarity” for him.
“I didn’t think about the consequences or who would get mad. I just wanted to do the right thing. Inspire the kids to not be slaves to them,” he said.
He further alleged Mabala Noise took back the material things they had given him and threatened him and his family’s future.
“They want us gone,” he said.
He said the record label would try to make his decision a political matter when, in fact, he was just “woke”.