Xenophobia: AKA says he has nothing to apologise for but regrets drama

Xenophobia: AKA says he has nothing to apologise for but regrets drama

AKA was targeted by angry Nigerians over an old tweet of his and has since stated that he regrets how things unfolded, but will not be apologising. The rapper feels he didn't do anything that warrants an apology.

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Rapper AKA's passion for football was used against him when angry Nigerians came after him for a tweet he shared in July.

The recent rise in xenophobic attacks in South Africa has caused an understandable amount of upset and the social media streets didn't take long to become increasingly bitter, and AKA was one of the people that anger was taken out on.

Briefly.co.za reported on how Mzansi defended the rapper quite fiercely on social media, where all the drama unfolded.

AKA has since spoken up, saying he regrets how so many people got involved, but he refuses to apologise.

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In a statement from his management on Wednesday, AKA said his words had been "taken out of context" and were misrepresented.

"I am unsure how innocent tweets over football have been taken so greatly out of context. I am saddened by the notion that I, Kiernan Jarred Forbes, dislike or hate Nigeria/Nigerians - I do not. These words never came from me. I am disheartened that anyone would believe I have negative feelings towards Nigeria and her citizens, as nothing could be further from the truth. At no point do I say anything negative about Nigeria."

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AKA said he regrets how out of control things got and reflected on how celebs need to be careful with what they say, but clearly said he doesn't feel the need to apologise for anything.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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