Nasty C won big at the 16th Metro FM Awards held last Saturday at the Durban ICC, raising a lot of issues concerning the credibility of the Metros.
Following the rumours making rounds that he bought his Metro FM Music Awards, rapper Nasty C has had to speak out in his own defense.
Speaking to Zikhiphani TV, the rapper dismissed the claims that his record label influenced his success at the Metros.
In the wake of the ongoing controversy that has followed the awards ceremony, the Hell Naw hitmaker said that other people’s opinions didn’t matter to him. He emphasised that he deserves the accolades he took home that night because he worked hard for them.
“I have been told that many people feel that the awards have been bought. I feel I worked hard as an artist because I know everything that I had to go through as a person,” he said.
Watch his response here;
The rapper smiled home with four trophies on Saturday night. Nevertheless, the one that opened a can of worms was the coveted Song of The Year category. In this category, Nasty C went up against Babes Wodumo’s Wololo which everyone thought would win due to its popularity in 2016.
It was this category that sparked the most debate among fans on social media. This followed Riky Rick acceptance speech which he used as a medium to blast radio stations for not being fair to upcoming artists.
Apparently, the musician wasn’t happy that he received an award while there are struggling artists out there who never even got airplay.
Following his acceptance speech at the Metros which was cut short, Riky took to Twitter to pour out his heart;
“If niggaz can pay for these f***ing awards, then my nigga, I don’t want them,” he later tweeted.
Moreover, not just Riky, other artists were also dissatisfied with the results of the the 16th Metro FM Awards.