Cape Town — South African rapper Nasty C had to deal with a raucous fan while performing in Zambia recently, as the rapper punched a fan who jumped on stage.
The rapper was embarking on his highly-anticipated African Throne Tour alongside fellow SA rapper Cassper Nyovest. The two have scheduled performances across many countries throughout the continent.
Botswana was amazing last night. Zambia it’s your turn tonight!!! Rwanda Kigali you’re next!!! So many memories created ! It’s been beautiful!!! It’s the #AfricanThrone tour with my brother Nasty C and I. pic.twitter.com/xHmSkpwiWb
— Don Billiato (@casspernyovest) September 9, 2023
Their first show kicked off last week in Gaborone, Botswana before they headed to Lusaka in Zambia. It was during the Zambia show where things got heated.
While Nasty was rapping, an overly-enthusiastic fan jumped on stage and began dancing with the rapper. He didn’t take kindly to it and pushed the fan away before taking a punch, which knocked the fan down. Security escorted the fan away and the show stopped momentarily.
Nasty C punches a fan in Zambia during his performance pic.twitter.com/OsCKOyvB36
— SAHIPHOP (@SAHIPHOPFEEDs) September 10, 2023
The incident has led to fans speculating what could have prompted this type of reaction from Nasty C. Some said the punch was an overreaction to the incident. Others said he was defending himself from a strange attack, with some speculations.
Take a look at some of the reactions from X users below:
I stand with Nasty C here, first of all he is in another country and focusing on his performance then suddenly someone shows up out of the blue. That was pure self defense
— Sifiso Mabaso (@Sifisov1) September 11, 2023
The guy had his arms open trying to hug him, does that show a threat?
— Tyler SYD🇫🇷 (@TylerSydSA) September 10, 2023
Compiled by Matthew Petersen