A popular South African rapper said he’s not homophobic even though he said ‘no homo’ to a fan that asked for a photo.
Matthew Whitehead approached Cassper Nyovest who used the slur against him, according to a report in the Times Live.
‘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,’ Whitehead wrote on Twitter.
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
Whitehead’s friend also found a 2012 Cassper tweet where he makes fun of bisexual singer, Frank Ocean.
‘(sic) Wait Frank ocean… shot a video with a male love interest?? I mean it’s one thing to be a gay n*gga.’ Cassper wrote.
You humiliated my Best friend @CassperNyovest infront of your squad just because he wanted to take a picture. That is really disdainful, I really lost respect for you and this tweet from 2012 just affirmed that you aren’t for the LGBTI+ COMMUNITY. pic.twitter.com/Titr1EJSKG
— A GAY SUPERHERO. (@MON_DEEE) November 21, 2018
Whitehead’s tweet got a lot of attention forcing Cassper to respond.
‘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,’ said in a video posted to Twitter.
He added the 2012 tweet was nothing but a joke.
‘I guess it was distasteful and I would like to apologise if that offends anybody,’ Cassper said.
But Cassper defended his comments saying he thought it was a joke between two people.
‘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,’ he said.
Whitehead also said he hoped people learned from the experience.
‘I hope this is a learning curve for Cassper and other people to realise that you can’t just say things. They have meaning,’ he said.
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