All it took for Cassper Nyovest to trend on Twitter on Wednesday was to let his fans know he would be doing a live performance on Sway In The Morning. Cassper in is the US for the BET Awards, hopefully to bring home the Best International Act award.
While his fans were congratulating him on the new gig, being the first SA rapper to perform on the US show, most comments were negative. One Twitter user gave Cassper advice using “Robert Mugabe’s” words that if one kisses a girl from another country, he should do it well because he would be representing his entire country, telling the Skelm hitmaker to rap in vernacular because “he will be representing the whole country”.
“Dear Americans Cassper Nyovest is a kwaito artist and a Businessman. Thank u”, “Cassper will be on Sway? Hope he raps that 3rd verse on SKELM…Wouldn’t be the first time a rapper recycles verses, but he’ll get bashed” and “Cassper Nyovest on Sway, i hope Nasty C wrote a fire freestyle for him, coz mama i made it happy belated don’t cut it” are just some of the negative comments he received.
However, some have been positive, commending the Mama I made It hitmaker for putting South Africa on the map and achieving what “most people will never achieve in their lives”.
Here are some of the tweets:
Lol "@P_Lanny_Dlamini: 7. The number of rappers who can freestyle without the paper in S.A. is very small. Cassper & AKA are not them."
— figx (@SimphiweFigo) June 22, 2016
So Cassper is really going to freestyle on sway? Like how sway how? My guy just fake an illness or something ????
— The upright person (@RamsBk) June 22, 2016
Can we let him freestyle first before we comment..#Cassper
— Ntanzi Comrade (@Stunnah_100) June 22, 2016
Guys, lets pray for Cassper…….. ????
— Sphecific (@SphecificHerb) June 22, 2016
So y'all want Cassper to fake a headache when Sway ask him to freestyle
— Mgereza (@gerrorterror) June 22, 2016
So Much South Africa Hatred on Cassper, if he is on Sway, lets Applaud a fellow African's Success. period
— CoolLe (@KuleVeZaka) June 22, 2016
Dear Americans Cassper Nyovest is a kwaito artist and a Businessman.Thank u
— Sne (@Cn3HH) June 22, 2016
Americans gon' roast South African rappers not Cassper nyovest Lol
— Grill&Chill ???? (@Six_1765) June 22, 2016
Cassper Nyovest on Sway, i hope Nasty C wrote a fire freestyle for him, coz mama i made it happy belated don't cut it
— Mntungwa ???? ???????? (@Mikelo_SA) June 22, 2016
Bare We Just Hating On Cassper Cause We Can't Achieve It.. Step Out Of RAP TOPICS If You Gonna Catch Feelings WE ARE RAP MOGULS!!
— Mustafa Ali (@2Relz) June 22, 2016
Cassper is going to freestyle? pic.twitter.com/Bh2xyOTDPq
— Owami (@__Owami) June 22, 2016
Cassper pls dnt gv sway…''ama a Ruler u cnt erase me'' sh*t…dnt embarass us
— ★•LesLee•★ (@Mahlare_Les) June 22, 2016
Cassper will be joined by Emtee, who has been nominated in the BET Awards’ Viewers’ Choice Best New International Act category, going up against Tkay from Australia, MHD from France, Falz from Nigeria, Section Boyz from South London and WSTRN from West London.
DJ Black Coffee, who swept four Sama awards for Best Dance Album, Best Engineered Album and Album of the Year for Pieces Of Me, as well as the International Achievement Award, has also been nominated alongside Kiernan “AKA” Forbes in the BET Awards’ Best International Act: Africa Awards category.