From Stage Drama to Social Media Spats
South African rapper Emtee found himself at the center of controversy following a recent performance at the Alex Music Festival. A video shared online sparked rumors that Emtee was “booted” off stage upon the arrival of fellow musician Shebeshxt. However, the footage shows Emtee standing behind Shebeshxt as the crowd cheers, with no evidence of him being kicked out. The two artists even embraced before Emtee left the stage.
The situation escalated when controversial vlogger Musa Khawula posted the video, alleging Emtee’s ejection from the stage. In response, an infuriated Emtee hit back with an expletive-laden post, threatening violence against Khawula and using homophobic slurs. Emtee’s fans defended him, sharing videos of his performance to counter the narrative.
The incident has reignited discussions about Emtee’s career trajectory. Once a prominent figure in the South African music scene with hits like “Pearl Thusi” and “Roll Up,” Emtee’s journey has been marred by allegations of drug abuse and gender-based violence. Despite these challenges, he remains a beloved performer among his fans.
Shebeshxt, on the other hand, is riding a wave of popularity. The “twerka king” has gone viral on social media, and his entrance on stage after Emtee’s performance was met with excitement from the crowd. This event has led to comparisons between the two artists, with some suggesting that Shebeshxt is now more popular than Emtee.
The drama surrounding Emtee’s performance and his subsequent social media outburst against Khawula has sparked a mix of reactions. While some fans express unwavering support for Emtee, others criticize his behavior and the alleged decline in his career. This incident highlights the volatile nature of fame and the impact of personal struggles on public figures.
As the South African music scene continues to evolve, the dynamic between established artists like Emtee and rising stars like Shebeshxt will be intriguing to watch. Emtee’s recent performance and the ensuing controversy have certainly put a spotlight on the challenges and pressures faced by artists in the limelight.