Cassper Nyovest has been catching heat for his controversial tweet, he tweeted back in 2012, “Wait.. Frank ocean shot a video with a male love interest?? I mean it’s one thing to be gay nigga but.. Wobona yanong.”
The tweet was dug up by friends of Twitter user Mattyyonce, who tweeted that Cassper Nyovest had allegedly hurled a homophobic comment at him when he approached the “Tito Mboweni” heat maker for a pic.
So I met @CassperNyovest the other day and after our encounter he said “no homo”. This is the guy who performed at gay pride. A hyper masculine statement to reaffirm his hetero status. After that he’s goons giggled- very humiliating @MON_DEEE
— madam evodia (@mattyyonce) November 21, 2018
After fans expressed their anger over the derogatory tweet, the #FillUp rapper chose to apologize via social media, claiming that he supported the LGBTIQ+ community and even performed at the Gay Pride Festival.
“First of all I want to make it clear: I am not homophobic. I have no problems with gay, bisexual people, white, black…I don’t have a problem with anybody. I love everyone.”
He addressed the 2012 tweet saying it was a joke and apologized to anyone who was offended by it.”I guess it was distasteful and I would like to apologize if that offends anybody.”
Also, Cassper Nyovest addresses Mattyyonce saying Mattyyonce approached him “very very drunk” and the pair had simply joked over a photo. He apologized to Mattyyonce for any offense that was taken.
“There was something in the picture, when we took the picture and he said he ‘wanted in there’. I was joking when I said, “Hey, no homo, though. I think he took offense.”
Just to clear something for the LGBT community. Keale rata blind!!! Tse baya ke maka!!! ?? pic.twitter.com/9mDchUts8I
— R.M Phoolo (@CassperNyovest) November 22, 2018