The recent altercation between DJ Black Coffee and rapper AKA’s road manager Tshiamo Letshwene has birthed possible legal action.
It has been confirmed that Tshiamo has laid assault charges against DJ Black who blessed him with a resounding slap. Apparently, Black Coffee lost his cool while arguing with Tshiamo which resulted to physically attacking him. The altercation happened over confusion with slot times after reports emerged that AKA was late for his scheduled time and his band started setting up when Black Coffee was supposed to take the stage. Consequently, a video showing the incident went viral during the weekend.
At first, it appeared Tshiamo decided to swallow the insult and let sleeping dogs be. Guess we were wrong.
AKA’s PR manager Sheila Afari already confirmed to TMG that Tshiamo has laid assault charges against Black Coffee.
“Yes it is true. Tshiamo has opened a case of assault against DJ Black Coffee at the Sandton police station. However the case is due to be transferred to the Polokwane police.
DJ Black Vindicated
Sequel to the incident that saw DJ Black Coffee physically attack rapper AKA’s road manager, reports emerged that AKA’s management informed iRock Festival organizers that their team would arrive later than agreed. They reportedly requested for the rapper’s performance to be moved to a later slot which coincided with DJ Black’s.
A press statement released by Vth Season Talent and Entertainment Marketing Agency insisted that event organizers should take the blame for the misunderstanding. The agency reiterated that they had requested to move AKA’s performance to a later slot.
A part of the statement reads;
“Three weeks ago we requested a performance time change for AKA to which the event organisers agreed and confirmed. We wanted to ensure that there was enough travel time for AKA and his band as they had another event prior to the DSTV iRock Festival and a private jet was chartered to ensure they got to Limpopo at the quickest possible time.”
Nevertheless, the organizers of iRock Festival have since rubbished the claims. According to the organizers, they were not given prior information about the changes.
Meanwhile, during his set at Kong on Sunday evening, Black Coffee apologized for acting the way he did. He promised his fans that he’s not that kind of person.