“My accent is different from Cassper’s accent. Emtee’s accent is different. Everyone raps differently. AKA’s accent is different also. It is the difference in the way they speak. The way we speak English is not the same way we speak Zulu. Even if I spoke English‚ people wouldn’t know where I am from.”
He said that while he was not touched by the criticism‚ it was offensive to some in the industry.
“It hurts people. Because that is a diss back home. ‘It’s not America here. You sound American’ is a diss.”
Rappers such as Emtee and A-Reece have come under fire in recent weeks for having an “American accent“.
A-Reece was dragged on social media after a Metro FM interview last month where he declared: “Hey yo! Yo! Yo! Hello‚ world! Hello to the beautiful blue sky. Hello to the green grass and the trees‚ baby” in an accent that fans begged him to drop.