Here’s all you need to know about Cassper Nyovest and Riky Rick’s beef, including what Cass’ new album “AMN (Any Minute Now)” dredged up concerning the beef.
If you’re an avid follower of SA Hip Hop, then you know a lot of careers are built on a foundation of beefs and feuds. The drama that arises from the Hip Hop scene helps increase fan bases and also sell records too. Of course, the fans want to be entertained, and they always want to pick sides, and it doesn’t really matter who’s hurting, so long as people are being entertained.
The beef between former besties, Cassper Nyovest and Riky Rick is one that has baffled the most of us. Literally everyone who knew how they started out was shocked at how things went south. We all did not see it coming, but it has become the new normal.
In case you didn’t know, there was a time when Cass and Rick thought the world of each other. They were practically joined at the hip at award shows and also at festivals. They were so cool that they traded inspiring words both on stage and also on social media. But just like a lot of friendships in Entertainment, it all came to an end.
Speculations prove that the beef began after the “Boss Zonke” lost his dad. He has revealed that he suffered depression as he couldn’t come to terms with the fact that his father had died. Sometime last year, news broke that he and Mufasa had unfollowed each other on Instagram. Of course, that was shocking.
It all got real when, Riky Rick shared the official line up for the first edition of his annual Cotton Fest event and Mufasa’s name was missing in over 80 performers. This led to a lot of fan theories. Some fans claimed that Cass was there for Rick when he was going through the most, and Rick did not appreciate that. However, he revealed in a interview with Slikour, that he wasn’t in a feud with the “Good For That” star.
According to him, he has two children and doesn’t have time to be beefing anyone. He also hinted that he preferred his friendships to be “real” and not about “equity trade”. He stated that he preferred business friendships to be about business, and personal friendships to be personal, stating that he’d rather keep what happened between them private. He also shared subtle hints urging fans to think outside the box when trying to figure out what went wrong.
“I would love my friendships to not mix with what we’re doing on the business side…sometimes there’s a deeper story, but sometimes the deeper story doesn’t have to come from anybody…what I would expect…people gotta look deeper than looking on the surface, all that surface sh*t is done…that’s over”
Cass also reacted to not being included in the lineup in a series of tweets, saying that he wasn’t contacted or asked to join. He stated that there was no beef between them, but felt pained at Riky saying their friendship was not genuine. He must have been really pained because the rapper poured his heart out in track 2 “To Whom It May Concern” on his new album “Any Minute Now” which dropped on Sept. 11. In the song, he talks about being betrayed by a close friend.
Things got messy when Riky shared the song on Twitter telling fans he was listening to the new Cassper album. However, he had a change of heart when fans told him he was the “whom” Cass was referring to in the song.
In a series to tweets, the “Nkalakatha Rmx” star stated that Cass was playing the victim. According to him, the “Amademoni” rapper betrayed him when he and his family needed him the most. He also revealed that if Mufasa had wanted to hash things out, he could have easily called him up since his number is still the same. He expressed surprise at the song because they had both spoken about things in past, but admitted it was okay if he had things to get off his chest.
Rick also revealed he might have to talk about what really went down this week. Hopefully he does, so fans can finally hear both sides of the story.