'Every dog has its day' - AKA responds to YouTube sabotage

24 May 2018 - 14:19 By Chrizelda Kekana
Rapper AKA found out that his music video's had been re-uploaded on YouTube causing him to lose all his views.
Rapper AKA found out that his music video's had been re-uploaded on YouTube causing him to lose all his views.
Image: Via Instagram/Blaq_Smith

Imagine waking up to find that your photo album of irreplaceable memories had burned to ashes. Moments you can't recreate or re-capture. That is how AKA found himself feeling after he his videos were wiped of YouTube.

AKA found that some of his music videos from the beginning of his career, which had already bagged millions of YouTube views over the years, were deleted and re-uploaded.

The rapper said the current feelings of joy over his latest project Touch My Blood was countered by the bitterness he felt after discovering his videos were wiped.

"Tomorrow is the deadline for me to hand in my 3rd and final album. For me it’s bittersweet right now because my videos were removed off YouTube and reloaded yesterday, in the process, wiping out millions of views."

"My debut album, “Altar Ego” has been taken down multiple platforms. All my hard work and sacrifice. But you know what, my music and legacy stays alive in your hearts and memories," he consoled himself.

That really sucks because mans has been all about positive vibes...

AKA added that he knew it was an attempt by his enemies to derail him. However the rapper warned that all attempts to discourage him would not win and would instead make him stronger.

He said the fact that he had legions of fans behind him encouraged him to soldier on despite distractions. AKA said the people responsible wanted to "control" him and his legacy.

"All you need to know is that people are trying to control me and my legacy. They cannot erase me. They will not derail me. They will only make me stronger. The music industry is f***** exactly because people exploit artists and try and control and contain their talent. You all know exactly who is doing what."

But he ain't afraid.

AKA implied he knew who was behind the blatant sabotage and said he found comfort in knowing that every dog has its day. So, instead, he will channel his energy on his final musical offering which is coming out on June 15.

"One thing is for sure, come the 15th of June; I know you’ll have my back. Nobody can stop us. I need your support more than ever. So please be patient and keep me in your prayers and thoughts. Every dog has its day... believe that. This is exactly why the recording industry is in the state it’s in. #SuckMyBlood... but right now, let’s stay focused on the goal. #TouchMyBlood coming soon"

When contacted for comment, the rapper's manager Tshiamo Letshwene told TshisaLIVE that AKA's comments on social media was all he was willing to say on the matter.

The focus is on positivity, karma will do the rest...