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How Diddy’s Tweet Started a Hilarious Dispute Between 2 of South Africa's Biggest Rappers

Pass the popcorn!

It all started with a tweet, just like Cassper Nyovest and AKA's ongoing beef. Yesterday, Diddy tweeted a gif of himself and captioned it with the watermelon emoji.

AKA's own personalized vodka in partnership with the alcohol brand Cruz is watermelon flavored. The MC jokingly responded to Diddy's tweet, "Everybody loves watermelon."



The tricky part is that Cassper Nyovest, who's an ambassador for Ciroc in South Africa, has a feud with AKA that dates back to 2014. South Africans on Twitter started speculating that the watermelon Diddy tweeted was an upcoming Ciroc flavor.

Read: AKA, Cassper Nyovest & South Africa's Biggest Hip-Hop Beef

This, of course, didn't go down well with Cassper Nyovest, who responded to Diddy's tweet with the "no entry" emoji. Later, Diddy tweeted an ad for the watermelon flavor of Ciroc.

Twitter started having fun with it, making jokes at both AKA and Cassper's expense—mostly Cassper—as many felt he had no business entertaining something so petty, especially since it didn't have much to do with him.

AKA tweeted, "Imagine beefing with a fruit." This morning, Cassper tweeted a press release to dispel the rumor that Ciroc would be launching a watermelon flavor.


The rappers' fans have been having a field day all day, with some artists affiliated with each artist joining in, either defending their friend or just having fun.


The two rappers are still sending each other subliminal messages on Twitter.

Cassper Nyovest and AKA's beef has become a beast of its own that has survived many attempts to put it to sleep. The last gesture involved AKA expressing that he was willing to perform at Cassper's Fill Up FNB Stadium in 2017, to which Cassper responded, " Just buy the ticket, bro."




You can revisit our analysis of the beef from 2015 here.

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