The #FillUp saga continues: Celebs come out to defend Cassper Nyovest

The #FillUp saga continues: Celebs come out to defend Cassper Nyovest

- Some of Mzansi’s famous faces are coming out to defend Cassper’s decision to take up legal action against Benny Mayengani

- Benny has received a backlash from Cassper after he used #FillUp in the marketing for his upcoming show

- Celebs got involved after hearing that Julius Malema has sided with Benny and will help him to fight the case

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Cassper Nyovest has got tongues wagging after tweeps found out that he planned to take legal action against fellow musician, Benny Mayengani for using the #FillUp phrase.

Cassper has been using the hashtag to promote his concerts where he aims to fill entire stadiums with fans during his tour, however not all tweeps agree with his decision to sue Benny.

Tweeps are arguing that while Cassper may have trademarked the phrase, he did not create it and that it should not stop other people from using it.

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While the case has not yet made its way to court, Twitter has divided itself over the differing opinions.

Some of Mzansi’s top celebrities have also come out to voice their opinions on the situation.

Pearl Thusi was one of the first one’s to point out that it doesn’t matter who uses #FillUp because at the end of the day it works out in Cassper’s favour.

Simphiwe Dana suggested that Mayengani should not copy Cassper’s idea of filling up stadiums, because he should be able to come up with his own concept for his shows.

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However, she also does agree that it did not make sense for Cassper to trademark the hashtag because it is so easy for others to use.

Tweeps on the other hand feel that Benny is being put under pressure unnecessarily.

Economic Freedom Fighters’ leader, Julius Malema has come out to defend Benny during the dispute and has also offered legal assistance.

Briefly.co.za previously reported that the EFF believe Cassper is a bully for using such a tactic to hamper another musician’s success.

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Tweeps feel that Cassper never created the phrase, therefore he can’t trade mark it or stop other people from using it.

They also went on to say that people have been filling up arenas before Cassper even began his career in the industry and that more musicians are going to do the same after him, there is no way that he can stop other musicians from selling out shows, even with a trademark.

TimesLIVE reports that tweeps were saddened that Cassper would try to capitalize on the phrase, especially since he began to use it to inspire other musicians to reach the same success.

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