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Rapper tells fan who asked for a photo ‘no homo’, but denies he’s homophobic

Rapper tells fan who asked for a photo ‘no homo’, but denies he’s homophobic

South African rapper Cassper Nyovest performing onstage in traditional south african wear

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.

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.

Rapper apologizes

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.