Back To The City organisers ‘disheartened’ by AKA comments

12 April 2016 - 17:13 By Kyle Zeeman


Organisers of popular music festival Back To The City have responded to a statement released by AKA on Monday‚ saying they are disheartened by the allegations. AKA‚ whose real name is Kieran Forbes‚ released a lengthy statement on Monday evening where he took shots at Back To The City‚ accusing them of not keeping their agreement to promote him on the same level as the event’s international headliners.Shots fired! AKA pulls out of Back To The CityThe post caused a stir on social media and‚ as a result‚ the event has received quite a beating.Speaking to rapper Slikour on Tuesday‚ one of the event’s co-founders Osmic Menoe said the organisers were puzzled by AKA’s statement and would soon release a statement of their own soon.“I think I am the last person to be told that I don’t care about SA hip-hop. So it’s disheartening when you come from a good space and people do the actions that they are doing‚” he said in a telephonic interview posted to SlikourOnLife.He says that the organisers planned to have a massive campaign for both AKA and other local artists like Reason‚ but that they will make all the facts known to fans‚ and leave it up to them to decide what they believe.Osmic says that the event holds no grudges against AKA and are open to his possible return.The co-founder also had stern words for CashTime Life co-founder‚ Thabiso Khati‚ who on Tuesday came out in defence of AKA and his stance on international artists.“I think it’s interesting because we wanted to see who else would be jumping on that talking stuff and already we’ve sene Thabiso opening his mouth about nothing he knows about‚” Osmic said.

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