- AKA has opened up about his relationship with Anele Tembe in a revealing interview
- The rapper spoke about their tumultuous relationship and their final day together
- He rubbished allegations that he was abusive and said that he treated Anele "like gold"
AKA sat down with Thembekile Mrototo in the comfort of his home to tell his side of the story. He discussed his relationship with Anele Tembe and the last day he spent with her.
Anele tragically fell to her death from the 10th floor of the Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town. An investigation is currently being undertaken by the police into her death.
AKA revealed that Anele had threatened to jump from the balcony on that fateful day. They had been arguing and having a lot of disagreements.
City Press reported that hey had sat down to try and iron things, but soon they started disagreeing and things got heated between the two.
AKA said that he thought it best if he removed himself from the situation and booked himself into another room at the hotel in the hopes that the situation would calm down.
It was at this point that Anele threatened to jump. AKA called reception to get security, but he confessed that his memory is unclear after that.
According to IOL, he walked into the room and couldn't see Anele anywhere and looked out the window over the balcony and saw Anele lying on the floor.
AKA did not think that their relationship was different from other couples and said that he treated Anele like gold, rubbished allegations that he was abusive.
During the interview, there were some questions that AKA was not prepared to answer. He did, however, allude to the effect of drugs and alcohol on the youth.
“Of course we must as a matter of extreme priority deal with the scourge that bedevils our youth, alcohol and drugs,” he said.
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Earlier, Briefly News reported that the crew members of the MacG podcast have shafted their thoughts about AKA’s return to the stage.
They believe that the rapper returned prematurely to performing, given the extent of the tragedy he suffered.
Speaking on the podcast, Sol Phenduka said:
“I think AKA shouldn’t have performed. I think the whole thing was triggered by him performing at the Nedbank Cup Final. He shouldn’t have performed, you just lost your partner… I know a bag is a bag is a bag but AKA has been relevant for so many years, I’m pretty sure he can… if he needs to forfeit… I mean Nedbank it’s not like they’re tone deaf they saw what happened to him, They’ll understand him pulling out.“
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