The beef between two of South Africa’s most prominent artistes AKA and Cassper has taken a bloody new turn, with both rappers shading their drink brands. And their followers have joined in this latest “drink beef.”
It all began when Cassper Nyovest, whose phone number some unscrupulous elements have hacked for the fourth time this year, share a video on his Instagram page of a stack of watermelon. The video, captioned “Keep it classy,” had the condemned sign X on the watermelon.
The message in the video was clear enough; a mockery of AKA’s Cruz Vodka Watermelon brand by Cassper Nyovest, a brand Ambassador for Ciroc Vodka.
The video drew loud laughs from Cassper Nyovest fans and bitter condemnation from AKA supporters. “When u buy aka s vodka the molla goes to his own pocket and ciroc goes to puff daddy. I like Cass but aka doing better than u bra,” wrote an AKA fan going by the handle @gladwinshoni
AKA, who had invited Cassper Nyovest and Bonang Matheba to his roasting earlier, took to twitter to speak about Cassper Nyovest’s video without actually mentioning it. “Looks like sales are at an all time high. How do you say “backfire” in Setswana? he tweeted.”
He went on to say that when people buy Cruz Vodka watermelon, they put money in his pocket, but the same doesn’t happen when they buy “the other” product, referring to Cassper Nyovest’s Ciroc vodka.
“I appreciate the love … but you can’t compare the two. Ours is a proudly SOUTH AFRICAN product because it has my name on it. When you buy you put money in my pocket. When you buy the other one you put money in Puff Daddy’s pocket.”
The fans from either side have been fighting dirty. It has been a brutal battle, as you will find presently.
See snapshots of the battle scenes below and join the conversation by dropping your thoughts in the comment section.