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."
#EverybodyLovesWatermelon 😍 https://t.co/vc1QWkheeR— AKA (@AKA)1554820261.0
— R.M Phoolo (@casspernyovest) April 9, 2019
Lol..... Wait for the slam dunk on this issue.... I get my way again , I take the W again.— R.M Phoolo (@R.M Phoolo)1554845818.0
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.
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.
#ad 🍉 NEW FLAVOR ALERT! 🍉 The official drink of the summer is here! Introducing to you @Ciroc Summer Watermelon. Th… https://t.co/77VdcZt1tZ— Diddy (@Diddy)1554837193.0
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.
Diddy doesn’t even know that he’s shaking things up in South Africa right now😭 https://t.co/sSZtoTjnOA— Atha (@Atha)1554827737.0
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.
Here's the official statement from Ciroc , since #EverybodyLovesCiroc . verdict ? #HareBatleMagapuMo . 👂🏿 ❓❓ https://t.co/iXzUtan5bJ— R.M Phoolo (@R.M Phoolo)1554890047.0
Imagine beefing with a fruit 😂— AKA (@AKA)1554847138.0
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.
Thank you for making Ciroc trend. We appreciate the promo. We promise to always give you premium product. We know that #EverybodyLovesCiroc— R.M Phoolo (@R.M Phoolo)1554893193.0
You inspire me so much! I even started my own range of vodka flavors so I could be a boss like you! Come to AFRICA… https://t.co/NZDXWesqWT— AKA (@AKA)1554831674.0
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."
@Diddy @hloni_maniers @Ciroc Nazo! Not a vodka fan but being a South African and a marketing enthusiast I’m excited… https://t.co/Cy5TXOwHz7— Jr (@Jr)1554837756.0
Go play with your Guitar you!!!! Hahaha. Wa phapha!!!! #HareBatleMagapuMo https://t.co/XduYhlEMq0— R.M Phoolo (@R.M Phoolo)1554903914.0
Yo @casspernyovest this shit funny bro 😂🤣🤣😂🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/V7Ba1R4pxO— #16 (@#16)1554825183.0
@Diddy Diddy is so confused with all these SA🇿🇦 mentions😂😂😂 https://t.co/grfqVJ8U86— Ofentse Mwase🎞️📽️🔥🔥🔥 (@Ofentse Mwase🎞️📽️🔥🔥🔥)1554854441.0
You can revisit our analysis of the beef from 2015