- Cassper Nyovest recently attacked the SAMAs and social media users have shared their reactions to his accusations
- Cassper Nyovest shared that the "dead" SAMAs are corrupt and rigged
- While some tweeps agreed with Mufasa's sentiments, others disagreed with the rapper
Cassper Nyovest took to social media recently and alleged that the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) are corrupt. The Amademoni hitmaker shared on Twitter that the SAMAs think they are bigger than the artists.
Mufasa expressed that the "dead" awards are rigged. It is not known what triggered Cass' outburst but he is definitely not a fan of South Africa's biggest awards organisation.
"Do people even remember who won the SAMAs last year? That used to be the biggest and most important award for artist. Now it doesn't mean anything. You know why ? Corruption, they thought they were bigger than the artists. They disconnected from the culture. It's all rigged. Dead!"
The rapper vowed not to submit his songs for consideration at the awards after his classic Doc Shebeleza was snubbed in the Song of the Year category in 2015. Cassper Nyovest bragged:
"Made it this far without a SAMA. Who else?"
Social media users have shared mixed thoughts over the musician's accusations. Check out some of their reactions below:
"Now that you are not bagging those awards you call them rigged."
"The SAMAs lost my view when they did not recognise Master KG's Jerusalema even though he was recognised globally and won international awards.... and also for not nominating Makhadzi.... the disrespect they have for Limpopo artists makes me hate them."
"Personally, those awards lost touch when they didn't give Babes Wodumo her song of the year award for Wololo."
"Hmmm ndoda tshiya amanga (stop lying man)... because you want to win 6 awards and post them. The competition has stiffened... AfroHouse and Piano have tightnened the bolts. @PrinceKaybee_SA got that Album of the Year, by the way and I am from Zimbabwe."
"Bro discrediting SAMAs is a wrong move, not winning it doesn't mean they're useless."
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported that the SA Music Awards (SAMAs) have responded to criticism from Cassper Nyovest. The rapper claimed that the awards organisation 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.
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