- The South African Music Awards (SAMAs) have responded to Cassper Nyovest's allegations of corruption
- The rapper recently took to social media to once again slam the organisation for dishonest conduct
- The SAMAs have refuted the claims and asked anyone with evidence of fraud to please come forward
The SA Music Awards (SAMAs) have responded to criticism from Cassper Nyovest. The rapper claimed that the awards organization was corrupt.
In a statement shared with TshisaLive, the Samas slammed Cassper’s claims.
SAMAs spokesperson Lesley Mofokeng told the publication that their judging systems were proven to be “resilient and with integrity.”
He went on to say that the awards were still relevant and received a lot of entries.
The spokesperson denies the allegations of corruption and urged those who have any evidence of such crimes to come forward.
Cassper has been feuding with the awards authority since he was snubbed for song of the year in 2015. His submission of the track Doc Shebeleza did not even earn him a nomination. The disgruntled rapper swore to stop submitting any music to them from there on.
Meanwhile Briefly.co.za previously reported that Master KG recently bagged an MTV EMA award and left Mzansi and the rest of the world singing his praises. To be recognised on a global platform is no easy task.
Some Mzansi social media users used the opportunity to point out how far Master KG has come since being snubbed by the South African Music Awards (SAMAs). This led to the SAMAs trending as Mzansi dragged them.
The SAMAs completely overlooked Master KG's Jerusalema in their nominations this year and many hurt fans refuse to let them forget it. Following Master KG's massive win, Twitter user EcksMavesta said:
"Master KG was snubbed by the lousy SAMAs and wins big outside the country. I hope they sleep well at night those organisers."
"This has completely destroyed the credibility of the #SAMAS."
"Seeing Master KG winning international awards just keeps making me realise how pathetic the SAMAs and whoever is behind the decision-making are."
"Congratulations Master KG, I wonder how the organisers of the SAMAs feel now."
"Jerusalema is not only big in the west, it is big worldwide. How the SAMAs missed that is what completely destroyed their credibility."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Master KG has once again flown the South African flag high across international waters by winning himself an MTV European Music Award this past Sunday. The Jerusalema hitmaker thanked his fans from all over the world for the incredible support.
The hit track won an award for the Best African act, beating South African duo DJ Maphorisa and Kabza de Small, Nigeria's Burna Boy, Uganda songstress Sheebah and Gaz Mawete of the DRC. Master shared a video message to express his gratitude.
“I would love to thank each and every person out there, all over the world, for making this possible. I would love to thank my sister (collaborator Nomcebo Zikode), my team at Open Mic Productions. Everyone who is behind Master KG, thank you guys so much! To my fans all around the world, without you I don't think this would be possible.”
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