- Mzansi muso, AKA, took to social media in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York
- AKA explained that he was staying just a few blocks away from the memorial site and planned to jog there earlier this morning
- Unfortunately, AKA couldn't get into the memorial site itself as it was closed, but did manage to share a snap of the One World Trade Center building
Mzansi rapper, AKA, is in New York City, probably on business. But the rapper noted that today is the remembrance day for the terrorist attack that killed a total of 2 977 people in New York City, Washington, DC and Pennysylvania, 18 years ago.
AKA woke in the early hours of this morning and took to social media to tell his fans that the One World Trade Center is only a few blocks away from where he is staying, and that he planned to jog there to pay his respects to the victims of the terrorist attack.
He wrote: "It's 6am on September 11th and the Trade Center is a few blocks away... this is about to be my best early morning jog of all time."
Unfortunately, AKA could not get to the memorial site, as it was closed for the families only. But the rapper did manage to capture a pic.
He shared it both of his Twitter and Instagram accounts and wrote: "Eish, the memorial was closed for the families when I got there. Still ... got this cool picture, and had a nice jog. 9/11 ❤️ ... now I’m having pancakes ... sssttt "
AKA's tweet gathered more than 1.4k likes, 109 retweets and 36 comments. A handful still mocked the rapper for deserting his country during a trying time. See tweets below:
Others commended AKA for his travels and exploration of other countries, by being their eyes through social media.
Meanwhile, three days ago, Briefly.co.za reported that AKA has been creamed in the past for being nominated but not winning many awards. Now, the rapper can proudly say he won the Best Pan African Artist of the Year Award at the Namibian Annual Music Awards.
AKA - who has been mocked for always being a nominee and rarely a winner - has scooped up the Best Pan African Artist of the Year Award at the 2019 Namibian Annual Music Awards.
Briefly.co.za proudly reported earlier that the rapper had another nomination under his belt. He took to social media to thank Namibia for the award and added that he could unfortunately not make it to the awards because of the recent xenophobic attacks in Mzansi.
However, he added that 'Xenophobia is for dummies', a stance he's been embracing for a long time.
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