- South African jazz musician Caiphus Semenya has stated that he does not want 50% of AKA’s royalties
- This comes after media reports claimed Semenya was fed up with the assassinated Company rapper continuing to sample his work unauthorised
- AKA’s loyal fans responded to the clarification by saying they regret throwing hate on Caiphus Semenya
Legendary jazz musician Caiphus Semenya has slammed media reports alleging that he demands 50% royalties from assassinated rapper AKA for sampling his work without permission.
Sunday World reported not long ago that Semenya was coming for half of the profit Supa Mega made from sampling his work for the second time.
The first time AKA used Caiphus’ work was in his 2018 hit song Caiphus Song, and he apologised. The second time he sampled an unauthorized element of Caiphus’ work was in his posthumous album Mass Country in a song called Diary, and that was apparently the last straw for the Jazz Maestro.
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Caiphus Semenya debunks rumours he’s demanding 50% royalties from AKA
According to ZAlebs, podcaster Nkulukelo had a sit-down with ntate Caiphus on his YouTube podcast Nkululeko n Cultr. He clarified that he never demanded 50% royalties from AKA and that the Sunday World report was completely false.
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Semenya stated that if the journalist wanted the true version of the story, they should have contacted him before publishing the article.
“I’m not like that. If he lacks respect, I was raised by people who taught me respect. When someone loses a loved one, you sympathise with them. And the way this boy died it hurts to me. There is no song that’s worth his life. What’s 50%?”
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When @ThisIsColbert dropped a video of the interview on Twitter, Supa Mega’s fans reflected on their vile behaviour towards Caiphus Semenya and blamed the media for tricking them. Netizens demanded that the news publication should apologise to both AKA and Caiphus.
“They disrespected a living legend and a dead legend “
“To think we bashed Bra Caiphus Semenya “
“They owe Ntate Semenya an urgent apology! The disrespect “
“They called him names and said that he was an “opportunist” “
“Shame on the journalist, shame on bo Rashid and all the AKA fans who rushed to insult this legend and called him an “opportunist”. You are all evil.”
“These tabloids are trying so hard to taint AKA’s legacy.”
@injaivukile also said:
“I hate that Ntate Semenya has to come out and explain himself because of ignorant people.”
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In other stories, Briefly News reported that AKA’s posthumous album, Mass Country was supposed to be a collaboration between him and Sjava.
According to SA Hip Hop Mag, Mass Country producer Zadok took fans on a two-year journey of producing AKA’s last album and revealed it was supposed to be a collaborative album with Sjava.
Sjava, who is no stranger to collaborative albums as he is gearing up for a new project called Inkabi Zezwe with Big Zulu, confirmed in a tweet that what Zidok said was true.
Source: Briefly News