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10 Most Explosive South African Celebrity Beefs of 2020




South African celebrities don’t miss a beat when it comes to reading each other for filth. And not even the global pandemic stopped a couple of our faves from engaging in some good ol’ mudslinging.

Beefing regulars AKA, Cassper, Prince Kaybee, and more showed up as expected to drag each other on social media, bringing their private mess on the timelines for all to witness.

For starters, it’s quite clear that the culture is worn out by the AKA vs. Cassper beef, but the two reached new lows when parents were dragged into one of their explosive Twitter rows. In March this year, they did what they know keeps them in the headlines, but it’s now “draining to the culture”, Riky Rick opined. They must dead it.

DJ Speedsta and Nasty C went for each other on multiple occasions, while the ‘God Flow’ rapper and A-Reece had one of the weirdest non-beefs of all time. DJ Maphorisa, Prince Kaybee and more, also made quite a splash on the list of the year’s most talked-about South African celebrity beefs.

Here’s the roundup of the Top 10;


The beef is old and boring. It’s also profitable and keeps both rappers in the hot topics, so they aren’t letting it rest that easily. But in March this year, their occasional squabbles reached a new low that left a sour taste in everyone’s mouth.

AKA and Cassper's beef makes it to 2020 as AKA challenges Cassper Nyovest to a boxing match on Twitter

What started with AKA sliding in Cassper’s DMs, where he left a litany of profanities, devolved into a bizarre spectacle of back to back insults. Each one more vicious than the previous. The rapper challenged Cassper to a boxing match and followed it with some nasty comments.

Somebody please tell and tag Tsibip That his father is a deadbeat dad for allowing him to drop out of high school “, he tweeted. Adding “And his mother is just as bad for allowing it. #signthecontract …. immediately. (sic)”

By May, the likes of Riky Rick, Ms. Cosmo, and more had been speaking out on how this beef is now draining to the culture. “It might exciting for Twitter but behind the scenes, it’s something most rappers keep quiet on because it’s draining the life out of the culture”, he said. We are hoping to never have to talk about this never-ending oversupply of silliness.


Hands down, Nasty C was one of the most talked-about rappers in 2020.

It’s not without reason; this year, the 23-year-old Durban native delighted his fans with an EP and the long-awaited Zulu Man With Some Power album. What’s more, he inked a record deal with Def Jam, marking inroads into the much-coveted global market.

But outside the music, he’s also made headlines for a few fallouts in the industry. The most prominent of these is his beef with DJ Speedsta. In April, the two butted heads over the ownership of Nasty C’s 2016 single ‘Bamm Bamm’.

Their strife escalated into a bitter Twitter squabble after Speedsta had claimed the song was initially his. Nasty C didn’t take too kindly to the claim and slammed the famed hit producer for not being truthful.

By September, their dispute had devolved into a full-blown beef, with disses flying all over interviews and on Twitter.

We are guessing these two won’t be dropping a surprise December collaboration then.


In many ways, Naak Musiq and Prince Kaybee are quite similar.

They both make hits, love working out, and aren’t shy about showing off their ripped bodies all the time and whenever they get a chance. They also love collecting luxury sports cars and flaunting that on their social media platforms. But in September this year, just before Naak lost his Twitter account to a massive hack, they exchanged some harsh words.

It all started when Prince Kaybee threw shade at Naak’s latest SUV, IOL reported. A video with the SUV struggling to surmount a steep road hill led Kaybee to tweet, “BMW engineering is k*k like k*kmusiq”

To cut a long story about a hectic, random twar short, it ended with Naak threatening to beat Prince Kaybee up. Black Coffee and DJ Tira had to intervene. The end.


New school SA rappers Big Hash and J Molley shook the table with their diss tracks this year. It’s rather sad they haven’t continued staying on the radar as much since then.

The Big Hash vs. J Molley beef is believed to have started when the Big Hash dished the first shot on a song called ‘I’m Sorry’.

The song, which surfaced on the rapper’s Soundcloud “Carried a coffin big enough to carry Mooz’ and Molley. That’s no disrespect to anyone if you are offended, sorry!” . The track is taken from Hash’s EP, Life + Times.

J Molley hit back with a lethal retort. Pallbearer (The Big Hash Diss) charged towards The Big Hash, taking him from several angles. Their back and forth went on for a while, and they’ve yet to reconcile their differences.  


This beef might have led to a record for the fastest a public apology came out of AKA’s mouth. But after the two bickered back and forth for a day, both AKA and Riky Rick came back on Twitter to humbly apologize.

To dish out a quick summary, here’s how it all happened: Sizwe slammed AKA’s approach to business after the rapper had publicized his strife with a sportswear brand he’d been endorsing for allegedly close to nothing in actual revenue.

Days later, AKA came back with some disses. They both had an exchange. Where things went downhill is when AKA posed a question that dragged Sizwe’s family into the fray.

In a tweet that has since been deleted, Dhlomo expressed that time for Twitter had ended right there. We were never furnished with the details of how AKA and Riky Rick, who’d also weighed in on Sizwe’s ‘undue’ involvement in Hip Hop, ended up apologising almost at the same time.


Black Coffee may have conquered the world, but he really hasn’t lost an ounce of his ability to throw the occasional shade. He put a few of his spicy ways on display in May, when he came for Prince Kaybee.

It happened after Kaybee tweeted about “local celebrities” always falling for the same trap of trying to sound all-wise. That’s when the Ibiza resident pounced; “Here’s a question without the “urge of sounding intelligent “…..are you a celebrity?”

All hell broke loose.

Black Coffee hit him with the dreaded “OK”, and kept it moving.


Between Porry and Kaybee, who has sold more records? Who has amassed bigger streaming numbers? Who has a bigger career? Who’s better? All these questions were at the centre of their twar in September.

DJ Maphorisa and Prince Kaybee

Porry had all day to be petty. When Kanye West took on Universal music over his masters, the hitmaker took on local artists over the same matter. He lambasted the likes of Lady Zamar and Mafikizolo for not owning their masters. He also took the time to tease Prince Kaybee, who we know is always ready to fire back.


Long before Nasty C dropped Zulu Man With Some Power, A Reece gave us Sotho Man With Some Power. Well, at least for a few minutes before the rapper’s team petitioned Apple to take the record, which consisted of his existing catalogue, off the streaming platform.

Later that night, Reece confirmed that the shady upload was the scheme of an external party who sought to stir up the waters. Whoever that was, he was successful in shaking up the internet and triggering a reaction out of Nasty C. “Sad, sad, sad, sad”, the rapper wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted.

While neither Reece nor Nasty have ever fired any direct shots at each other, it’s clear the industry has pitted them against each as arch-rivals, and stans love nothing more than fuelling fires of a potential beef.


Successful entrepreneurs Sizwe Dhlomo and Vusi Thembekwayo are both known for dishing occasional advice about life and business. They are both known for calling a thing a thing, and have had to live with wild perceptions that they are arrogant.

So their nasty twar in August came as a bit of a surprise, particularly because of how it went left. The two were in a back and forth about how they acquired wealth when Vusi Thembekwayo posted a screenshot of an old tabloid troll headline about Sizwe having ‘beat up his gay lover.’

As he should, Thembekwayo was dragged for the homophobic undertone in his charge. Fortunately, he later apologized.

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Inside the Star-Studded Season 2 Teaser for Young, Famous & African

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Young and Famous Netflix season 2

Today, Netflix released the official teaser for the second season of the hit unscripted reality series, Young, Famous & African.

This season sees the return of Africa’s most famous and fabulous, as they embrace life and love on the richest square mile on the continent. This time,  however, a few new faces promise to make their mark in Africa’s most elite group.

Enter Bonang Matheba, South Africa’s entertainment industry darling whose presence certainly ruffles a few feathers;  Fantana, Ghanaian-American rapper and all-round superstar who quickly makes her mark on the group and Luis Munana from Namibia, former Big Brother Africa contestant and entrepreneur extraordinaire who brings the heat from the onset. 

The all-star cast of season one returns to face a lot of unanswered questions like what happened between Diamond Platnumz, Andile Ncube and Zari Hassan after the chance encounters between the trio in Diamond’s home,  and what is the status of everyone’s friendships after many arguments, loads of drama, and a pot stir or two from Khanyi Mbau and Nadia Nakai.  

Also worth looking out for is the appearance of model and socialite Sebabatso Mothibi, as well as the supermodel and actress, Rosette Ncwana, both of whom share a relationship history with Andile.

Given the drama and tension from the previous season, how does this play into the existing dynamic on the show?

Season two of Young, Famous & African launches only on Netflix on 19 May 2023 worldwide. 

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A First Look into The Real Housewives of Johannesburg S3!

Joburg, you are up! RHOJ is billed to make a splashy return 19 May.




The Real Housewives of Johannesburg S3 has been revealed. Photo: M-Net.

After suffering a number of production delays that spanned years, and that one unfortunate canning of the lost season, the Real Housewives of Johannesburg will be making a comeback on 19 May, 20:30 on 1Magic.

As Quench previously reported, it looks like glam Queen Mpho Mops will be a no-show for the looming season. Hers was an explosive departure, which followed the damning allegations of infidelity she faced at the season 2 reunion.

Fans will, however, be delighted to hear that Lethabo ‘LeJoy’ Mathabo and Lebo ‘Jojo’ Mokoena will be returning as seasoned gold-carrying full-time cast members in season 3. The two look to continue where they left off in 2019.

Among other pressing charges, Lebo might have to explain the alleged giant plastic cake at her wedding to Johannesburg businessman Lebo Gunguluza, from whom she is now divorced. Viewers will likely get front-row seats into her new life.

LeJoy might have to spill on what happened on that one fateful night at the Durban July.

… Or not. Based on the cast reveal, the returning girlies might have to clock in.

There are fresh faces on the cast, which will likely shift the dynamics and overall direction of the popular franchise.

Mamus Koka, Marelli Bentley, Nicole Watson and Thobekile Mdlalose will all be making their debuts as the new line-up.

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‘Asylum’ By Uncle Waffles certified GOLD in a Week

The viral sensation is running up the numbers with her autumn release.




Within 7 business days of its splashy arrival, Uncle Waffles’ sophomore tape, ‘Asylum’, has reached gold status.

‘Asylum’ is Uncle Waffles’ sophomore tape.

The 7-track project, which contains the blockbuster viral sensation ‘yahyuppiyah, shipped over 12 500 units in its first week. The official single’s delayed landing is likely to have helped the EP to run up impressive numbers.

Ms. Zwane recruited over 17 collaborators for the project.

After all, the song has been the darling of Tik Tok challenges around the world, many of which relied on the audio snippet being circulated without an official release.

Spanning just over 38 minutes in duration, the EP plays up to the disc jockey’s reputation for banging out addictive hooks with massive social media appeal. Working with 17 collaborators, Waffles confidently delivers her own take on Amapiano’s increasingly fluid soundscape.

The project arrives as the 23-year-old takes her tour to the US, where she’s covering venues in several states. This past weekend, Uncle Waffles made her debut at Coachella.

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