AKA rejects artist Covid-19 relief, says amount is too little

AKA rejects artist Covid-19 relief, says amount is too little

- AKA has taken to social media to express his dissatisfaction over the small amount of money offered for artists amid Covid-19

- The rapper said that the amount of R2 200 was too little for him and he had no use for it

- Some social media users felt that the artist was being ungrateful especially since others were only getting R350

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AKA is not at all impressed with the Covid-19 relief money given to artists. The rapper took to social media and said that he would not be grateful for pennies.

Artists receive a grant of R2 200 while the unemployed receive only R350.

AKA has taken to social media to blast the government for offering artists R2 200 per month in relief from the pandemic. The rapper believes that the money is too little and no one can guilt trip him into appreciating pennies.

AKA rejects artist Covid-19 relief, says amount is too little
AKA does not want the government's grant for artists amid the pandemic. Image: @akaworldwide
Source: Twitter

On Monday, Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced that the government would give creatives R2 200 a month for the next three months.

AKA took to social media to share his thoughts after a tweep asked him how he felt about the relief. He asked what he would do with R2 200 a month and a tweep responded:

"It can buy 12.5kg maize meal, 5L cooking oil, 10kg rice, 12x tinned beef and toilet paper."

AKA then responded by asking why it has been designated to artists who spend that same amount of money per week on "ganja" and not to people who actually need it.

Some social media users though AKA was being ungrateful because the unemployed only get R350 per month. However, AKA was unwavering in the opinion that R2 200 was too little for him.

“I am not retrenched and I am not unemployed. I am trying to not retrench people and I am self-employed. You guys are not going to force me to be grateful for R2k from the government."

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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that AKA has called for the liquor ban to be lifted. This comes after it was reported that 1 400 staff from Pick n Pay took severance packages.

The rapper says that the ban will cause a domino affect, starting with store employees. AKA has been critical of the government's response to Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown regulations. He has been particularly vocal about the alcohol ban.

The rapper said that jobs would be lost due to the ban and called for it to be lifted. When he previously spoke out against the banning of booze, many questioned his motives as he makes money from the sale of alcohol through his vodka endorsement.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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