SA rapper AKA issues statement following allegations he physically abused late fianceé Nelli Tembe
South African rapper, AKA has released a statement in response to claims that he sexually assaulted his late fiancee Nelli Tembe. In reaction to allegations of suspected “violence and drugs” in his relationship with his late fiancée Nelli Tembe, he released a statement that he would not be dragged into disclosing their problems as a couple to protect himself from “one-sided views.”
The rapper’s statement follows a News24 article claiming to have seen photographs in which “AKA can be seen using his hands to violently break down a wooden door to enter the bedroom in their apartment in Bryanston, Johannesburg where Tembe was hiding.”
The suspected occurrence occurred on March 13. The alleged event was also covered by Sunday World, as were reports of “drug use and incidents of violence” that allegedly plagued the couple’s relationship.
“What makes it even sadder is the knowledge that some of the people, she and I loved and entrusted with our deepest troubles, are now using those as weapons to set a negative narrative on my character.
“I am a passionate and emotional person. What I will not do and stand for is watching people attempt to disparage my name and, importantly, Anele’s to suit a narrative we both never signed up for,” said AKA.
The rapper admitted that he and Nellie had faced troubles in their relationship but said he refused to be drawn into exposing those in the wake of Nelli’s death.
“As numb as I was at Anele’s funeral, I took in every word imparted, the direct ones and all those filled with innuendos. I will not be part of speaking on or exposing our troubles as a couple, to defend myself from one-sided views that are portrayed out of their full context. Every story has two sides and so does every video, image and message.”