- Cassper Nyovest has appealed to Mzansi to help him find a street kid who was recently seen in a viral video
- The local rapper used audio from the footage in his album and would like to reimburse the boy
- Mzansi social media users had mixed reactions to Cassper's appeal, some felt that he should have obtained consent first
Cassper Nyovest has asked Mzansi to help him find a young boy who went viral a few months ago. The boy was recorded chatting to passengers in a taxi and motivating them.
Cassper used the audio from the footage in one of the tracks of his upcoming album AMN and he wants to now pay the young boy.
The video of the boy went viral on social media a few months ago. The boy speaks about how he's a hustler and believes that God will one day pay him for his hard work. He motivated passengers in a taxi to not give up and not let the devil win.
The young boy appears to be a street kid and it was this assumption that left many social media users motivated by his words.
Cassper Nyovest is now looking to pay the young man for using his voice in a skit on his album. He appealed to Mzansi to help him locate the lad.
"Please help me find him? I used his voice as a skit onda [sic] the album and I would like to pay him for it cause it really moved me and inspired me. #AMN"
Social media users weighed in on Cassper's tweet. Twitter user MhlengiDubs said:
"He's staying in the streets, if you give him money, he might go back to the streets soon. Certain people will even lay a claim on what he'll get. Rather give him tools to turn his life around. Rehab, home, education etc. Otherwise we might lose him to the streets again."
"We know you just want to promote your album but it's fine ..."
"I don't mean to appear mean, I'm just thinking about how using his voice before contacting him seems a really risky move. Imagine if he were ask for you to remove his voice from the record after already sumbitting it for release."
"Am I the only one who nearly cried when I saw this tweet?? May God continue to bless you."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Cassper Nyovest has admitted that he wasn't always the best rapper. An old clip of him rapping resurfaced on social media and his skills were very much less than impressive. The rapper took to social media to say that he wasn't as impressive when coming to his rap skills as he is now.
After the old video of him made its rounds on social media, he reassured his fans that he was no longer a "horrible" rapper. He said about the video:
"Lmao... Man I come far!!! What the hell was I doing??? Anyway, pre-order my new album. I promise you I don't rap like this on the new album!!!"
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