Citizen Reporter
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25 Sep 2016
10:37 am

WATCH: Black Coffee slaps AKA’s manager

Citizen Reporter

The DJ slapped Tshiamo Letshwene so hard that his cap went flying. There's also footage of rapper AKA involved in a fight at the end.

Picture: Refilwe Modise

At the DStv iRock Limpopo Music Festival on Saturday, things became violent quite quickly, as celebrated DJ Black Coffee lost his temper and slapped AKA’s road manager Tshiamo Letshwene on stage.

It’s no secret that AKA and Black Coffee are not friends, and when AKA arrived two hours late for his performance, his band started doing their sound check during Coffee’s performance.

This infuriated the Pieces Of Me hit maker, who hit Letshwene so hard that the manager’s hat flew off.

Another scuffle also broke out off stage between the groups. In the second incident (at the end of the video below) AKA (in white) can be seen in a fight with the organiser or people standing with the organiser of the festival. He has denied on Twitter that he was also violent.

AKA had to cancel his performance. The Dstv iRock Music Festival is a an annual event that Limpopo fans look forward to every year.

Watch the footage below (shot by Refilwe Modise):


AKA tweeted about it shortly afterwards. He suggested that his fans should ask for a refund from Black Coffee.

This is just another chapter in the ongoing saga between the two artists.

According to report, the rapper also stormed off at the Durban July because Coffee took to the stage before he could.

Tabloid paper Sunday Sun reported on rumours that AKA allegedly refused to perform at DJ Tira’s marquee at the Durban July because Black Coffee went on stage before him.

The tabloid said it had heard from “sources who had witnessed the incident” that AKA – who has openly admitted that he and Black Coffee don’t get along – was “furious” that Coffee was allowed to perform ahead of him because he had “waited a long time”.

The sources said AKA was “seriously angry” when Black Coffee took to the stage and he and his entourage “left without saying a word”.

One source said he thought AKA was a “sulky child” because he had not communicated with Tira before leaving and there may have been a good reason for letting Coffee perform first. Black Coffee’s manager told the tabloid that he had been scheduled to perform at 6pm and they weren’t aware of any waiting list.

AKA did end up performing at the afterparty.

AKA told the paper, when asked for comment, that he had merely been rushing to get to another gig and referred queries to DJ Tira.

DJ Black Coffee. Picture: Gallo Images

Black Coffee became the first South African to win a BET Award in the Best International Act – Africa category, which AKA had also been nominated for. Last month, shortly after the award was announced, AKA conceded that although Coffee was not his friend, he deserved respect for his accomplishments. However, AKA had reportedly refused to go on stage to congratulate Coffee in Los Angeles and the hashtag #AKAwinanga duly started trending again on Twitter.

In August last year the two had a Twitter spat in which AKA told Black Coffee to mind his own business and not tell hip-hop musicians anything about the genre because it wasn’t his area of expertise.