Rea Gopane and Blvck Steph are known for their controversial opinions on their ‘Everything SA Music’ podcast on Youtube. Recently one half of the duo questioned the authenticity of AKA’s Platinum for his song ‘Lemons (Lemonade)’ which features Nasty C. The podcaster questioned if the plaque was produced by AKA’s label or was recognized by RISA( Recording Industry of South Africa). His reason for this was that the plaque does not bear the RISA on it and must have been fabricated by AKA’s label.
“So if there is no RISA on the plaque then that means it’s all cap, Lemons (Lemonade) didn’t go platinum. So if RISA didn’t approve it then it’s a rushed job from the label,” he added. Blvck Steph also speculated that the whole point of having Lemons (Lemonade) certified platinum was a strategy in place for the song to compete with K.O’s SETE on the charts.
“So what I also heard is that they rushed the job because they wanted to compete with Sete because at that point Sete you see a couple of days after Sete was announced double platinum that’s when Lemons (Lemonade) also announced,” he said.
AKA just followed up ‘Lemons’ which acted as the lead single to his upcoming fourth album ‘Mass Country,’ with a second single titled ‘Paradise’ featuring Musa Keys and Gyakie and the rapper will be looking forward to its success on the music charts.
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