Rapper Cassper Nyovest has responded to claims that he is homophobic and made a derogatory comment to a member of the LGBTIQ+ community, who asked to take a picture with him.
The Tito Mboweni hitmaker was caught in a massive Twitter storm on Thursday when a user known as Mattyyonce tweeted that Cassper had allegedly hurled a homophobic comment at him when he approached Cas for a pic.
Soon Mattyyonce’s friend had also dug up an old tweet of Cassper’s from 2012 he claimed showed that the star had always been homophobic.
As the claims gained traction, Cassper took to Twitter to address his fans and clear the air.
The rapper quickly shut down any suggestions that he was homophobic and said he supported the LGBTIQ+ community and even performed at the Gay Pride Festival.
“First of all I want to make it clear: I am not homophobic. I have no problems with gay, bisexual people, white, black…I don’t have a problem with anybody. I love everyone.”
He addressed the 2012 tweet saying it was a joke and apologised to anyone who was offended by it.
“I guess it was distasteful and I would like to apologise if that offends anybody.”
Cassper then turned his attention to the tweet that started the storm. He claimed that Mattyyonce approached him “very very drunk” and the pair had simply joked over a photo. He apologised to Mattyyonce for any offense that was taken.
“There was something in the picture, when we took the picture and he said he ‘wanted in there’. I was joking when I said, “Hey, no homo, though. I think he took offense.”
BY KYLE ZEEMAN – TimesLIVE
Source: TMG Digital