AKA on awards: I am simply not interested in people telling us who is great or isn't
AKA had to call the 'Megacy' to order on Monday night after the SA Hip-Hop Awards nominees list was released and the Fela In Versace star was not on it.
The Megacy went into attack mode and AKA had to quickly put out the fire by explaining that he did not submit because he's no longer interested in awards.
Megacy. Please stop attacking the SA Hip Hop Awards. I didn’t submit. For my own personal reasons I no longer submit for award shows because I no longer believe in the concept of awards. The greatest reward or award is you rocking with me and my music. I wish them all the best ❤️— AKA (@akaworldwide) November 5, 2018
I have arguably the biggest album and without argument ... the biggest Hip Hop or even local song this year. Period. I don’t need an award to confirm that. All I need is your support. ❤️❤️❤️— AKA (@akaworldwide) November 5, 2018
AKA went on to explain that not submitting was just a personal preference at this point in his career.
"I am simply not interested in people telling us who is great and who is deserving and who isn’t anymore. Bob Marley and Tupac never won Grammies. I also don’t look down on people who DO submit or care about awards. It’s just my preference at this point in my career."
The rapper said he was grateful for all the awards he's received so far but he's not into it right now.
I appreciate all the amazing accolades and awards I have received over the years. All the votes from you and all the recognition from the industry and my peers. I am just not into awards right now. Good luck to all nominees!!! ❤️❤️❤️— AKA (@akaworldwide) November 5, 2018
There is no award for still being at the peak of this industry after dropping my 1st song in 2008 ... 2005 if you count Entity. Thank You for riding with me. It’s all LOVE ❤️— AKA (@akaworldwide) November 5, 2018