Since distributing this article AKA has discharged the accompanying explanation on Twitter: “I’d prefer to apologize to anyone irritated by my utilization of the word ‘Moffie’ in a past tweet. Sooner or later, I figured it was definitely not a serious deal to utilize this word. I see now that it’s not satisfactory. (sic)
“Be that as it may, when I lose my cool, I will in general lose it staggeringly. I sense that I’ve been goaded for some time now and I need blood. I trust individuals can pardon me for such an epic disappointment of judgment and hot headedness. (sic)”
He additionally included: “Some of the time your blockhead self shows signs of improvement of you.”
There’s an agonizing ache that shoots through my chest when “moffie” is utilized. An awkward flush of mortification spreads from my fingertips to my face. The word sends a shock to my mind that consistently triggers an excruciating memory of being harassed at school.
The word is utilized to corrupt men and segregate them from the clique of masculinity. It’s a monstrous and exceptionally injurious term weaponised to disgrace others.
Simply a week ago the hashtag #CalledAMoffie was drifting via web-based networking media with the arrival of the movie Moffie by executive Oliver Hermanus in which the harmfulness of manliness and the amazing danger of “moffie” was cautiously and keenly unloaded. Men from everywhere throughout media outlets uncovered their nerve racking excursions to adulthood marked with a homophobic word that left profound scars.
As I viewed the recordings and tuned in to the accounts, a considerable lot of which were like my own, I guaranteed myself I could never hush up again when I see that word being utilized. In this way, here I am – in a worldwide pandemic – considering a big name responsible for utilizing “moffie”.
Sorry Mr. Distant however you don’t get the chance to utilize “moffie” to spread your poisonous manliness on Twitter while testing an individual muso to a clench hand battle. “Moffie” is in no occurrence innocuous “slang” that you, a hetero male, get the opportunity to toss around without outcome.
Everything began when AKA on Thursday tested individual South African performer Cassper Nyovest to a fight as the pressure between the two specialists appear to have arrived at fever pitch. There’s constantly been a ton of hamburger among AKA and Cassper in what is by all accounts an amalgamation between a dick-estimating challenge and a requirement for open consideration and exposure.
The nearby rapper has utilized his foundation on different occasions in the past to draw the media into announcing about his battles, separations, and emergencies just to uncover it was all piece of his game to get consideration. In this way, when his latest Twitter rant began slanting, I feigned exacerbation. Not at the present time. Not while we’re confronting one of the greatest worldwide debacles in current history.
In any case, no, AKA was up to his old deceives and terminating at full power. His objective had been recognized and he was tossing punches left, right, and focus. This time it was a feature of manly predominance that would include a physical battle. I surmise we’re back in the age of the warrior. Battle to death.
I was going to allow it to slide, until I saw his neglectful and impassive utilization of the word that has been hanging over me like a shadow my entire whole life. “No way. Simply advise horse kid to sign and quit being a moffie,” he tweeted, alluding to an agreement he needs Cassper to sign which will see them move in a boxing ring and genuinely go at one another.
Not getting the reaction he needed from Cassper, AKA included: “nyt. Label his bitch ass throughout the day … advise him to sign and quit being a moffie.”
It was a low blow. In any event, for AKA.