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Hip-hop queen fights in Zanu-PF, Chivayo's corner

by Staff reporter
12 Jun 2024 at 02:54hrs | Views
RAPPER, Kikky Badass, has defended the ruling party Zanu-PF and controversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo for splashing cars on musicians.

Chivayo has sparked controversy by showering musicians, who publicly support Zanu-PF with luxury cars and money.

Many music commentators suspect these gifts are actually on behalf of the ruling party, a way to curry favour with influential artists.

During an appearance on The Episode podcast hosted by Darrly Nyamz, rapper Kikky Badass revealed she was also among the musicians gifted with a Mercedes Benz C250 by Chivayo.

This act has sparked controversy, with many music commentators suspecting Chivayo's gifts, particularly to artists, who support the ruling Zanu-PF party, are actually on the party's behalf.

"How could I have not received a car? Obviously, I got a car," she said.

"It's not every artist, who is receiving cars. There were artists who endorsed the ruling party and those, who sided with the opposition party. I don't see a problem with people thanking the artists for their endorsement of the ruling party.

"There are others who were given cars from the beginning that didn't ask for cars; it was a way of appreciation," she said.

Kikky Badass defended the gifts, arguing that they were a form of recognition for the criticism and abuse endured by musicians who publicly supported Zanu-PF in the lead-up to the August general elections won by Emmerson Mnangagwa.

"We were crucified, insulted, and bullied for endorsing the ruling party. So, when they said they were gifting me with a car, it's because they saw how it affected me when I was bullied. I didn't ask or beg for a car; we were simply appreciative, and I don't see anything wrong with that," she said.

Source - The Standard
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