Cassper Nyovest’s tracksuits selling for over R1,500 garnered more backlash on Twitter than the rapper ever anticipated.
The rapper released a new range of tracksuits recently and took to the social media platform to market it.
— Abuti Fill Up (@CassperNyovest) July 11, 2017
However, when he unveiled his tracksuits which are currently available at his Family Tree merchandise store for R1,500 per set, Twitter zoned in on him for the massive price tag attached to the tracksuits. While some users admired the merchandise, some others said the price tag is outrageous.
Thus, they called the rapper out for attaching such a high price on the tracksuits.
Trust Black Twitter to take aim at Cassper on the social media platform through a string of hilarious memes.
See some of the hilarious memes;
Laare Cassper's Tracksuit is R1500.00 and that's only for the hoodie?… 😱 pic.twitter.com/z7W956Z2xa
— o·Jay ♎👑 (@Joey_MakG) July 11, 2017
That R1 500 tracksuit ya Cassper better come with Bulletproof and a parachute 💀
— Quėsifiēd 🌊 (@quency_mbonani) July 11, 2017
I just wonder if that R1500 Cassper Nyovest tracksuit comes with 2 Bentleys ??? pic.twitter.com/qTSdGETmyJ
— Mbongeni (@MGegana7) July 11, 2017
While the comments were trickling in, Cassper couldn’t keep calm as he assured fans the reason for the price was “quality over quantity.” However, as the debate around the tracksuits grew hotter he decided to hit back at his haters.
You haven't even touched the tracksuit but it's already crappy cause it's a South African brand right? Haven't even seen it yet. 😂 https://t.co/plBGxSAnLn
— Abuti Fill Up (@CassperNyovest) July 12, 2017
And he also got some supporters who couldn’t stand the hate as well.
— Hedid Things VINCENT (@fusy_vin1) July 12, 2017
Meanwhile, as Twitter was busy with the memes and backlash, Cassper Nyovest’s tracksuits were busy flying off the shelves. Celebrities like Somizi and Maps Maponyane have all gone on a shopping spree at the Family Tree store.
— Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane) July 11, 2017
— Family Tree Store (@Shop_FamilyTree) July 12, 2017
Earlier this year when the Family Tree store opened for the firs time, among the things on display was a pair of designers shoes which Cassper said he has worn only twice.
“This pair of shoes is called the Maison Martin Margiela, when I bought it, it was R20 000, and I performed with it at The Dome. So on that night i was wearing it for the very first time. I also wore it for the Zulu girls’ video, and I haven’t worn it since.”
Subsequently, he decided to make R80 000 gain from the pair which he put on the shelf for R100 000.