After Cassper Nyovest tweeted about supporting black businesses, tweeps slammed him for not leading by example.
On Wednesday the South African rapper posted a tweet, calling on tweeps to start supporting black businesses.
“Gents, let’s support black businesses. Black businesses, let’s show up to the table and be more competent! Let’s run our businesses properly cause if we don’t we are gonna miss our opportunity and we’re gonna force our people to give the money back to the white man. Adiche gents!”, he wrote.
However, instead of inspiring Black Twitter, tweeps started calling him out for not following his own idea, since he always sports international ‘white man’ brands.
“Start by selling your Bentley and use taxis”, one tweep noted, while another said “Stop wearing Gucci and support other local brands, we've been support your merch”.
“I support whoever i want because the very same people who supported you to be rich you're bragging to them.” Calvin Mbhiza
“I Understand what you saying Cass.. But From my side i have never seen you wearing another local brand Beside your own... Its all these Gucci or whatever.... Dont you think you should lead by Example.”, Mpumelelo Msomi (@Unclebucs) commented.
Tweeps even asked Nyovest when he’s going to support their businesses.
However, there were tweeps who agreed with Nyovest, adding the economy would be better if black people supported black businesses.
What are your thoughts on Nyovest’s tweet? Go to our Facebook page and leave us a comment or inbox us your story and we could feature it.
To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on Google Play or iTunes today.
Check out some of the latest videos on Briefly - South Africa's YouTube channel.