AKA Apologises for Using Homophobic Slur

The rapper previously thought the word ‘wasn’t a big deal’.

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AKA has apologised for using a homophobic slur during his bizzare Twitter rant.

As QuenchSA reported on Thursday, the rapper crossed the line during his enraged charge at rival Cassper Nyovest, whom he’d been urging to join him in a boxing ring where he’d ‘f**** him up in front of his family.”

In addition to directing insulting epithets to Cassper’s parents, the rapper, real name Kiernan Forbes, went on to use the word ‘moffie’, a derogatory word used to debase and dehumanise members of the LGBTQ+ community.

The tweet drew much criticisms from the public and celebrities alike. The likes of Lasizwe and K Naomi all called AKA out for dragging the queer community in his performative displays of hyper-masculine energy.

On Friday morning, however, AKA apologised. The Fela in Versace hitmaker explained that he hadn’t been aware of the offensive nature of the word before, but now understand he could have “tormented” Cassper, as he promised to do on Thursday, without bringing pain to a community.

“I’d like to apologize to anybody offended by my use of the word “Moffie” in a previous tweet”, he wrote. “At some point, i thought it wasn’t a big deal to use this word. I understand now that it’s not acceptable.”

AKA also explained that he lost his cool and just, basically, lost capacity for judgement.

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