Cassper Nyovest is in the US for the BET Awards – and some extra business on the side, but what has him trending at the moment is a surprising remark he made during an interview.
During an interview with hip hop reporter Sway, he said that South Africans see him as the Kanye West of the South Africa.
When asked by interviewer Sway on the influence of American culture on hip hop music in South Africa, the “Doc Shebeleza” hit maker said: “They call me like the Kanye West of South Africa”. He went on to say he’s called Kanye because of being highly creative and pushing boundaries.
South Africans took to Twitter to express their frustrations at Cassper’s statement. Confusion abounded as to who referred to him as Kanye of South Africa, and of course they spread the humour.
RT if you have never called Cassper the Kanye West of SA pic.twitter.com/p8wMIuYpqk
— Pereko S. Makgothi (@Pereko27) June 24, 2016
Cassper : yeah man back home they call me the Kanye West of South Africa
SataFrika : pic.twitter.com/Gsvsp86lEG
— minenhle_ (@miniradebe_) June 24, 2016
Tweeps also responded to someone coining the name “Cassper Nyowest”.
Hello Cassper NyoWest fans. How are you this morning??
— abuti bula but' (@a_slite_problem) June 24, 2016
Yho Cassper NyoWest?!?!? Can this please not be a thing 😭😭?
— The Ultimate (@UltimateLale) June 24, 2016
South Africa says Cassper Nyovest is the Kanye West pic.twitter.com/WUTVRZN9Yi
— Keagh Tlhapi (@I_Liveth) June 24, 2016
Cassper should've warned us so we could lie for him
— Shameless. (@Shamiso_) June 24, 2016
Person: Cassper who exactly calls you the Kanye West of South Africa?
— Rihanna of SA (@Lulama__) June 24, 2016