Wednesday, 14 July 2010
K’NAAN DEMANDS APOLOGY FROM SA TIMES
Somali rapper K’Naan defended himself on his twitter page after a South African paper branded him “difficult” to work with. K'Naan is asking for an apology and a retraction from the paper.
“I just read a Times Live article entitled "K'naan is difficult". A piece entirely based on the opinion of "an insider" who is never named. It's unfortunate when one of the biggest paper in South Africa can publish a rumor piece without ever qualifying any of their statements,” K’Naan wrote, “They claim that "the insider" says that I did not want to perform in Alexandra because "its too dangerous" actually, to be completely honest, I prefer playing in the townships cause I enjoy the energy and vibe… and to add insult to injury, we've never actually been asked to play a show in Alexandra. If the Times in Jo’burg has any journalistic integrity, they need to retract and publish an apology.”