- Rapper Kiernan 'AKA' Forbes is on a campaign to clear his name from the allegations of being an abuser
- Speaking through his lawyer, the musician assured the masses that he does not practice or endorse gender-based violence
- The lawyer went on to say that the circulating screenshots of AKA are taken out of context and do not reflect the events of that day
AKA has, through his lawyers, released a statement to reassure his fans that he is not an abuser as depicted from some leaked videos.
Speaking to TshisaLive, AKA’s lawyer, Rudolph Baloyi, senior associate at Mabuza Attorneys, said he wanted to stop the speculation that AKA is abusive.
According to the publication, the lawyer said that Mr Forbes takes the current events playing out since this past Sunday very seriously.
“It is regrettable that he and his brand are now associated with GBV. However, he assures his fans and the public that he is not a perpetrator of GBV.”
Baloyi added that the rapper would answer all questions in due time.
According to Baloyi, the screenshots that have been circulating social media do not reflect what was actually happening on that specific day.
Meanwhile Briefly News reported that rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes is under pressure from social media users over the death of his fiancée Anele “Nelli” Tembe.
Investigations into her death have continued prompting social media users have started a hashtag #MuteAKA.
His father Tony Forbes has come to his son's defence during an interview with TshisaLIVE. He urged people not to act too hastily and seek to cancel AKA without all the facts.
Tony responded to Women For Change, an NPO which champions the rights of women. He said that the NPO was necessary but the allegations against his son need to be examined properly and that the videos which have surfaced of AKA breaking down a door need to examined in the context of the situation according to The Sowetan.
He said that his son is pouring his feelings into his music at the moment and is not able to articulate himself well.
Earlier, Briefly News reported that Ntsiki Mazwai also called for AKA’s music to be muted from radio amid accusations that he abused the late Nelli Tembe.
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Source: Briefly News