Cape Town – Artist Lebani “Rasta” Sirenje received flak on Twitter when he posted the latest portraits he painted of the late fallen rapper Rikhado “Ricky Rick” Makhado.
Ricky was found dead by his wife and management team after an alleged suicide.
Twitter users weren’t quite sure how to react to the artist’s portraits.
“Legends never die we multiply. Rest Brada you made us proud. A Fashion Guru, a Producer, a Musician and a Motivational Speaker, stay shining,” Rasta captioned Rasta the portraits of the late rapper he shared on social media.
Legends never die we multiply. Rest Brada you made us proud👊🏾. A Fashion Guru, a Producer, a Musician and a Motivational Speaker, stay shining👋🏾.#RIPRikyRick, #RIPRickyRick, #AfricanBank, #legendsbarbershop,#CottonFest2022,#BigZuluNkabiRecords pic.twitter.com/eRLdlzHDgC
— Rasta The Artist (@RastaArtist) March 1, 2022
According to TimesLive, Rasta recalled a moment he shared with Ricky five years ago at Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg when he was performing at Basha Uhuru.
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“I have a painting of him that I did five years ago and another I did for him in November last year to attend the hip-hop awards which I kept in my studio with the intention of honouring who he was in fashion and in the music industry,” TimesLive quoted him as saying.
Rasta is well-known for painting deceased well-known and prominent South African figures.
He carved a niche for himself in the entertainment industry as he tops the Twitter trends list almost everytime a celebrity passes on.
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Compiled by Odwa Shumi