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Blogger sues Cassper THREE Million for assault

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A South African blogger/vlogger who goes by the name Tusko, is suing rap sensation Cassper Nyovest over three million rand for an alleged assault. This comes shortly after the post South African Hip Hop Awards interview Tusko conducted with Nyovest, which resulted with Cass walking out of the interview as he called Tusko a “Bitch Nigga”.

Today, Tusko released a statement which says that he is suing Cassper for the damages caused;

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Rapper REFILOE MAELE PHOOLO (A.K.A CASSPER NYOVEST) has been furnished with a letter of demand by the lawyer on behalf of Rawbust Productions demanding over 3 Million Rand’s from Cassper Nyovest for the damages he caused to the production house on the 13th December 2017 at Gold Reef City during the SAHHA2017. Rawbust Productions has previously committed to updating other media and fans regarding the matter as per the subject above. We would like to report that on the 20th December 2017 our lawyers sent the letter of demand to Refiloe Maele Phoolo and the instruction is as follows:

Letter of demand read in part “Please note that due to your actions, our client has suffered extensive damages as that footage was to be sold to several broadcasting companies and was to be uploaded onto Youtube and their own website

Our client has been able to obtain the services of an IT specialist to retrieve the footage however only a partial amount of footage was recovered, being 2 interviews. We are further advised that the rest of the interviews together with the remainder of the footage covering the event is corrupted and cannot be recovered. Please note that the costs incurred for the IT specialist will be due and payable by yourself in the amount of R24 500.00 (TWENTY-FOUR THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED RAND). A copy of the invoice for the specialist is attached hereto as annexure A.

Please note that in addition to selling the footage to several broadcasting companies, our client was to utilize this footage on its mobile app as well as upload same onto youtube and their own website.

Further, your actions as mentioned above has resulted in our client suffering loss of income in the amount of R3 000 000.00 (THREE MILLION RAND).

It is therefore our instruction to demand from you, as we hereby do, payment of R3 024 500.00 (THREE MILLION, TWENTY-FOUR THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED RAND) within 14 (FOURTEEN) days from date hereof, failing which further legal steps will be taken against you, the costs of which will be for your own account”.

WATCH TUSKO TELLS HIS SIDE OF THE STORY

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Top five Idols Give It Their All

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Nosipho bows out of Idols after a nod from Matthew Knowles.

After 11 million votes over the past week, the Top Five contenders for the SA Idols crown have been announced – and Nosipho is not be among them. The 18-year-old took her final bow after getting the least votes; but not before receiving a vote of confidence from none other than Beyoncé’s dad and Destiny’s Child architect Matthew Knowles, who was a guest judge on tonight’s show.

Those left performed two songs each under the theme How It Should Have Been Done. The contestants took butchered songs by Wooden Mic contenders and showed Mzansi how they should have been done.

First up was Thando, who sang Jennifer Hudson’s Spotlight and Weakness In Me by Keisha White. Randall felt the “depth of feeling” was going to keep her in the competition for at least another week. Unathi called her performances bright and luminescent. Somizi and Matthew advised her to bring more energy into her performance instead of relying only on her pipes.

Niyaaz took a swing at Sam Smith’s Too Good At Goodbyes and Robin Thicke’s Lost Without You. Unathi said she would “love” for someone to sing at her like that every day; Matthew said he’d chosen great songs; Somizi enjoyed himself and Randall said the only thing Niyaaz had to think about was how to pick up the votes from fans of the fallen Idols.

Singing a Beyonce song in front of the man who “made” her must have been nerve-wrecking, but King B got a thumbs up from Matthew for his rendition of Irreplaceable. He also chose Say Something by A Great Big World. Randall offered up some advice along with praises. “There are performances when I think you can win this, and others where you’ve let me down. Consistency at this stage is critical,” he cautioned.
Yanga, whom all the judges predicted would be in the final two, chose What Is Love by the Empire cast and Whitney Houston’s eternal I Will Always Love You. “That was unbelievably beautiful,” proclaimed Somizi. Randall praised her song choices and her “fantastic” interpretation of Whitney’s ever-green classic. “You were a star!” declared Matthew.

Bringing the show to an end was Thato, who seems to be blossoming at just the right time. The judges unanimously declared him the winner of the first round after his performance of The Soil’s Inkomo. He followed it with Imibuzo by Nathi, which brought out profuse praise from Randall. “You are the one performer who sees beyond this competition, and you’ve got the biggest smile of all the contestants.” Unathi said she was imagining his name being called out at a festival, while Somizi said he was memorable.

Now that the number of contestants can be counted on one hand, the heat is seriously on. Fans have their work cut out for them as they fight for their faves to stay in the race.

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