Riky Rick is not part of Mabala’s Metro Awards celebration concert, here’s why...

09 March 2017 - 17:46 By TshisaLIVE

Mabala Noise moved swiftly to curb the perceived snub of rapper Riky Rick, whose name does not appear on the poster announcing the line-up for the Mabala Noise MMA16 celebration concert.

The poster which was shared by the record label on social media caused quite a tizz among fans who noticed that Riky Rick was not it.

The line-up included most of Mabala's well-known artistes including Nasty C, DJ Bongz, Lvovo, Kelly Khumalo, her sister Zandie, as well as Musa and Robbie Malinga.

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Mabala Noise rubbished speculation that Riky Rick was deliberately left out.

"Not all our signees are there. Mroza sings maskandi so he can't be there. Our gospel artists such as Thokozile Langa is not there. Not everyone is there. There are people who won the Metros and those that did not. The line-up was made depending on who is relevant to the club and who has bookings on that weekend," said Mabala Noise spokesperson Mhlo Gumede.

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Speculation of Riky not being on good terms with the stable have been rife since the Metro FM Music Awards weekend. The rapper caused a storm after he blasted the entire music and radio industry during his acceptance speech.

Mabala Noise was also accused of "buying awards," a claim that the label has also rubbished.