It’s been a year and a half since Kid X, Ma-e and Moozlie parted ways with KO’s record label Cashtime but the former Teargas member still wants to tell his truth.
Misconceptions spread about rapper KO after his artists suddenly left his label and as he’s had to take the blame for their exit, and now the rapper wants to set the record straight, speaking to Trending SA, the rapper said that he was most disappointed about how the artists decided to handle the situation by not coming out with the truth when tabloids speculated that it was his fault that they had left.
"Whatever that I did, it was done from a great place, even till this day, I don't have any ill feelings towards anyone because I did that just purely out of the kindness of my own heart, I decided to open a door and when it came to a point where people started peeling off, unfortunately, I ended up getting the short end of the stick because it was made to look like people were purely moving based on the fact that KO didn't want them to blossom, and instead of people standing up on their own two feet on some "bro, that is not actually the case, we are leaving because we wanna go pursue other opportunities...some people took comfort in the fact that people were just blaming me on that level, so it broke my heart."
KO went on to open up about how he cried about the mishap as he felt that he deserved to receive the support that he had given them.
"I remember one time I went to my brother's house, the day was still unfolding and I shed a tear because I didn't see that coming, I thought that being that I was genuinely great towards people that I was gonna receive the same genuine support, even when we're not actually doing business together anymore, so that was the only disappointing part.”
Speaking on Teargas, the rapper said that he was focused on building his Skhanda Republic clothing line and that people should stop thinking that he is in charge of reuniting the group saying:
"It's kind of annoying where on Twitter, a lot of the time, people put it across as: 'KO make it happen, KO we need another Teargas album, do it'. It's not entirely my call, we are a collective and there's no leader, we are all equal. The issue with why it's taken so long is because shortly after we started the whole Cash Time, unfortunately, the relationships amongst ourselves as the Teargas outfit got a little disenfranchised, so the bond and the connection was not entirely there as much as it was when we were working on the four albums. If we were to do it now, I solely would prefer it to be on a more organic level, instead of us going to the studio just to cut the cheque."
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