Cassper Nyovest says he's not homophobic, shows love to LGBTIQ community

Cassper finally opens up about those tweets from the past.

By  | Dec 21, 2018, 06:15 PM

Cassper Nyovest

A number of old tweets of him commenting about homosexuality were exhumed on the timeline on Wednesday evening. The tweets lead to a debate on whether Cassper is homophobic or not. 

While many defended the rapper, others expressed their disappointment in Abhuti Fill Up.

Cassper has broken his silence and has addressed the matter.

The rapper released a video saying that he is currently stressed because of his new album set to release soon, while preparing for the Fill Up Moses Mabhida Stadium concert that will commence on 1 December. He then went on to explain that he is not homophobic and that he has always been in support of the queer community.

"First of all, I want to make it clear, I am not homophobic, I have no problem with gay, bisexual people I don't have a problem with anybody, I love everyone," he said. 

Cassper mentioned that he even performed at gay pride in support of the LGBTIQ community, and that he doesn't understand how he can be seen as homophobic. The Tito Mboweni hitmaker also addressed the old tweets that resurfaced, and acknowledged the fact that the tweets were in bad taste. He apologised to anyone who was offended. 

The rapper went on to explain further why he thinks the tweets suddenly resurfaced from nowhere.

Check out the full video below.

Cassper is not the first celebrity to be accused of being homophobic. A few months ago, Boity also found herself in the same situation where her old tweets about homosexuality resurfaced. 

The Wuz Dat rapper was harshly criticised. She eventually addressed the matter and apologised, explaining that at the time, she was very young and naive. Also, in October, Cassper's trainer got booted out of the Feather Awards because of his 2012 homophobic tweets. The trainer was nominated in the Hunk of the Year category.

Main Image Credit: Instagram/@CassperNyovest