Following Kanye West’s mid-show rant about n****s stealing his ideas, accusing fingers started pointing at South African hip-hop star Cassper Nyovest.
Consequently, Cassper saw himself making the headlines for allegedly stealing the floating stage concept from Kanye.
In addition, the rapper has also become a topic for discussion on some of the biggest US media platforms over the last few days.
The topic was further discussed on the Breakfast Club radio show hosted by media personality Charlamagne Tha God on Tuesday morning.
The whole drama started unfolding after American rapper Kanye West took a few moments to warn fans of an unnamed artist stealing his ideas, his stage… As a result, accusing fingers started pointing at Cassper’s floating stage idea, which he debuted last year at the Fill Up The Dome concert.
Here’s what Kanye told fans;
“This (is) the original, accept no imitations! You with the rap God, right now. N****s be copying our sh*t bro. Stealing our shit, stealing our stages. Copying our shit one-to-one.”
Meanwhile, Cassper had to address the speculations which suggested that Kanye could have been referring to him in his rant. He slammed his accusers with facts – considering that to him, the floating stage idea was so last year.
Charlamagne may have been caught in the debacle as well as he discussed the topic on his show. Cassper would have loved the publicity if not that he was referred to as ‘some artist in Africa’ on the show.
He took to Twitter to bare his thoughts about the issue once again;
I listened to the lil clip on the breakfast club and after I got over the trip, I realized how I was still from "Some Artist in Africa". ????
— FillUpOrlandoStadium (@CassperNyovest) October 18, 2016
“Kanye been my idol& as much as many can have opinions on this matter, the fact I did something dope before my idol improves my African vision. The most important thing is that we as Africans are just as great as the Kanye Wests of the world, all we need is a platform. Believe that!!!,” Cassper added.
On being referred to as ‘some artist’, Charlamagne responded to the string of tweets by Cassper with the explanation that they were having issues with pronouncing his name.
@CassperNyovest No disrespect. Just didn't know how to pronounce your name. We tried tho.
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) October 18, 2016
Nonetheless, everything has been sorted out and SA hip-hop star Cassper even got a chance to speak about hip-hop in Africa on Charlamagne’s show.