DJ Cleo recently came under fire for posting a picture with the controversial Brickz. While many slammed the DJ, others applauded him for supporting his friend. Like any friendship, their relationship has had its ups and downs, but its still standing strong to this day.
We complied a timeline of their relationship.
2003/4 - DJ Cleo was the hottest DJ in the country. He spotted a young Sipho "Ndlovu, who goes by the name of Brickz. Together they made hits like Sweetie My Baby, Tjovitjo and Left, Right. Brickz even apparently named his son after the DJ.
2007 - Brickz was quoted in a newspaper saying that his mentor liked to "caress and spank" him. Cleo responded by saying Brickz was bitter. The relationship was strained.
2011 – Apparently the two made up after Brickz apologised.
2013 - Brickz is arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage relative. He went on to spend the next four years on trial, with Cleo claiming to have never once gone to court to support him.
2015- Brickz reached out to Cleo to help resurrect his career. In turn, Cleo wanted a public apology for his previous comments.
2017 - While still on trial, Brickz records a song with DJ Cleo called Amafluit. The pair open up about Brickz’ drug problem which also caused strain to their relationship. Later in the year, Brickz is found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison. DJ Cleo told told TshisaLIVE that Brickz had to serve his time "like a man".
February 2019 - DJ Cleo reunites with Brickz at a sporting event held in prison by a non-profit organisation, Humanitarian Empowerment. Briefly.co.za previously reported that the pair caused outrage after Cleo posted a picture of them together.
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