Hip-hop muso runs for dear life

Cecil Motsepe

Cecil Motsepe

Popular hip-hop artist Flabba was forced to run for dear life when a youngster he slapped during a game of dice produced a firearm.

The two had quarrelled over how Flabba was winning and how the dice were favouring him.

It happened at Alexandra's 3rd Avenue on Saturday after Flabba, a member of the award-wining group Skwatta Kamp, joined a gambling group in the township's busy streets.

An eye witness told Sowetan that Flabba, real name Nkululeko Habedi, was winning and had pocketed at least R1000 profit.

"At first he lost about R800. He went home to get more money.

"This time around the game favoured him and he made good money," said the source.

A loud murmur swept across the group of gamblers when the rapper, who became known as the group's roughneck, wanted to take his winnings home.

The muso of S'bhamu Som'doko fame then allegedly slapped one of the boys who tried to stall him.

The aggrieved gambler went home and returned with 38 Special revolver.

People were treated to a free action movie as the 30-year-old rapper scampered between shacks with a gun-brandishing youth firing randomly.

The source added: "Flabba had to run to his house and was rescued by his older brother who emerged with a gun."

When contacted for comment, Flabba said: "I don't want to talk about that issue."

He later changed his tune and denied any knowledge of the incident.

But our source maintains a white VW Golf belonging to Flabba's younger brother was also hit by a bullet.