If Mzansi rapper and singer, AKA, hadn't made it clear enough that he doesn't like people taking photos of him, he sure made it crystal clear now.
A woman named Mary Phahladi, who is a big AKA fan, was left heartbroken after the Supa Mega smashed her phone for trying to record him dancing in Pretoria at the weekend.
Fans were bursting with excitement when AKA arrived at Ayepyep Lifestyle Lounge in Menlyn on Saturday and initially posed for pics before interacting with them.
Unfortunately for Mary, her night ended abruptly when her phone was grabbed out of her hands. Mary’s friend, Moosa Kaula spoke to TshisaLive about the incident.
“I was with my friend on Saturday at Ayepyep in Menlyn, where we were taking pics with AKA. My friend, Mary Phahladi, who is a huge AKA fan, was in the crowd taking pics and she managed to get a picture with him. She was so happy,” said Moosa.
But he added that her happiness was short-lived. An hour later, she saw AKA dancing in the crowd and thought it would be a great idea to get a video.
“AKA was dancing in the crowd and Mary went to get a video for her social page. He was coming towards her and suddenly smashed the phone,” said Moosa.
He said he didn’t think Mary did anything to anger him because they were all just dancing.
Moosa said the publication that he and Mary tried to talk to AKA after the incident because her Huawei P20 was only a month old. They hoped they would get an apology out of him and a possible offer to have the shattered screen of the phone repaired.
But they only received a cold shoulder from the rapper while his bodyguards were not very co-operative.
“We tried to go to him and find out what suddenly happened and at least get an apology if he didn’t mean to do it, but his guards were very rude to us and he just sat there and did not even talk to us after,” said Moosa.
But this isn’t the first time AKA has been accused of smashing or throwing fan’s phones when they tried to take videos or snaps of him for their social media pages.
Two years ago, the rapper threw a fan’s phone over a balcony. He even rapped about it in his song called 10 Fingers, which includes the lyrics “Please don’t put me on Snapchat, I’m throwing phones off balconies.”
TshisaLive was unsuccessful in getting a comment from AKA and his team.
Meanwhile earlier today, Briefly.co.za reported that AKA may be one of the most popular rappers in South Africa at this time, but that does not mean he's about to share his wisdom with upcoming artists. AKA gave an unenthusiastic answer when asked if he'd consider mentoring.
AKA's popularity is ever-growing and he is attaining major success in the music world. Thanks to his hard work, he is also currently one of the most popular rappers in Mzansi.
He was nominated for Best International Act in the 2019 BET Awards, and did a Q&A on Twitter where he answered some questions posed by BET Africa. When AKA was asked if he'd consider to ever mentor or manage any potential artists, he said he doesn't think so.
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