Cape Town – South African rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, has ruffled some feathers by sharing his thoughts on the latest development in the DJ-ing space.
“Not so long ago every second hun was a rapper. Now everyone’s a DJ,” the Fela In Versace hitmaker wrote on his Instagram account.
AKA says everyone is now a DJ. pic.twitter.com/APVAsTo7nE
— Musa Khawula (@khawula_musa) November 8, 2021
According to IOL, his remark comes as more women, including DBN Gogo, Thuli Phongolo and viral sensation Uncle Waffles have recently entered the DJ-ing space.
It also comes at a time when the debate over female DJs requiring certain looks and not necessarily talent to succeed in the DJ industry, is still raging.
Tweeps took to Twitter to express their displeasure with the rappers’ viewpoint.
Take a look at some of the reactions on Twitter:
Men with thinking they own certain spaces …how many male DJs and rappers do we have in SA? Few ladies trending for being DJs now he is saying every hun is a DJ mxm he shouldn’t bore us
— Nelly Nzima (@nelzblue) November 8, 2021
Men who dictate what profession women should choose 🚩🚩🚩🚩
— smiley (@smiley10396823) November 9, 2021
As long as they don’t brake down any doors or push people from buildings, I support them fully. People need to eat.
— Mrs Thor Odinson (@Noks_KaMajiya) November 9, 2021
Nobody cares what he’s got to say.
— Ms. Madisha (@_Nadimadisha) November 9, 2021
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo