Fri Oct 20 21:45:07 SAST 2017

Riky Rick won't say sorry to 'f***ing radio station'

2017-03-20 14:36:37.0 | Ngwako Malatji |

Controversial hip-hop star Riky Rick has refused to apologise to the SABC for attacking Metro FM at the station's awards ceremony in Durban last month and instead called it a "f***ing radio station".

Picture credit: Veli Nhlapo

"I will not sacrifice my morals and all that s**t to be on the f***ing radio," he said.

The award-winning muso spewed the profanities when addressing his legion of fans at a concert a few days after throwing shade at Africa's biggest commercial radio station on live television.

The rapper's diatribe was captured in a five-minute video clip that was sent to the SABC bosses and his then boss Reggie Nkabinde by Metro FM boss Sibongile Mtshali.

In the video, the lanky lyricist, who was clad in white pants, purple and white shirt and a khakhi cap, could be seen pacing up and down on the stage talking to his fans before performing another ditty.

He started off by telling his screaming fans that his music would no longer be played on all the radio stations because he refused to apologise for attacking the station at its awards ceremony beamed live on SABC1.

"You guys getting the first f***ing information, right, coz you my people. So I got to speak to you, tell you what's going on.

"Yeah, I guarantee you, I will guarantee you, I will guarantee you 150200%. You [will] probably never hear my f***ing ass on the radio again. That's what I guarantee you right now - 200%," he said.

The artist then asked for support from his fans and said he did what he did for them.

He begged them not to be sell-outs and encouraged them to emulate him.

Riky Rick then told his followers that he was asked to tweet his apology after the incident but he fobbed them off.

"That's why I need you guys, I need you, I need you now more than ever. They trying to get me to apologise to the radio. They try to get me to send out tweets and all that s**t. I said f**k that s**t bra. Ain't apologise for nothing, f**k that," he said without revealing who asked him to apologise.

He said he would not sacrifice his morals just so his music could be played on radio for the sake of fame. The musician also called on his fans who would like to be musicians to be independent and not to sign recording deals with any stable.

He claimed he would be targeted for what he stood for and was ready to deal with the consequences of his actions.

"They gonna come for me, you gonna see a lot about me in the tabloid."

SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said they have received the video but they did not know what Riky Rick was talking about.

"We don't know what he is talking about because we have not taken a decision not to play his music," he said.

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