- The rapper said he holds a different view about the utterances he made during his acceptance speech at the 2017 Metro FM awards
- Riky Rick said he had the habit of sometimes speaking at the wrong time
- But the rapper said he still believed that most artistes go through a lot of red tape to have their music playlisted on radio
South African rapper Riky Rick recently revealed on SABC's late night talk show, TrendingSA, that he holds a different view about the utterances he had made during his acceptance speech at the 2017 Metro FM awards.
ZAlebs reported that Riky said the unthinkable in his speech. He said: "Shout out to all the kids that can't get on radio, that can't play their song on radio because they don't have enough money. Shout out to all the kids that put out music videos that never get their music videos played on TV because they don't have the money..."
But when the hosts of the TrendingSA show quizzed him about what he said, he replied: "I've got a habit of speaking, sometimes, at the wrong time. Like saying the right thing at the wrong time. So, obviously there was backlash, a lot of it, you know. But that's something you've got to deal with."
He added that he has friends at that specific station and he felt like he disrespected the relationship that he had with those friends and those people who supported him throughout his career.
Riky said when he looks back at the video now, he is not proud and that he realised he could have done it in a better way.
Even though he regrets saying certain things on the show, he said he stood by his statement about the amount of red tape the artists have to go through to have their music playlisted on radio.
According to a report by Briefly.co.za recently, Riky Rick said he never got into music for the fame and it happened by mistake.
The rapper has won several awards, sold thousands of albums, and become very popular.
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