Rapper AKA Shot Dead in Durban, Fans Mourns the ‘Fela in Versace’ Star

Rapper AKA Shot Dead in Durban, Fans Mourns the ‘Fela in Versace’ Star

  • South African rapper Kiernan Forbes, popularly known as AKA has died after a shooting incident in Durban
  • According to reports, the Prada rapper and his bodyguard were shot by unknown gunmen while standing outside a restaurant
  • Paramedics confirmed that AKA died on the scene while his bodyguard died a few moments later

South African rapper AKA has died following a shooting incident on Florida Road in Durban. Police in Durban confirmed that the rapper was gunned down with his bodyguard outside a popular restaurant.

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Rapper AKA shot dead in Durban. Image: @akaworldwide.
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Reports in the media suggest that unknown gunmen shot the rapper in a drive-by shooting.

AKA confirmed dead

According to TimesLIVE, emergency responders at the scene said the rapper was already dead when they arrived around 10 pm on Friday. The bodyguard also believed to be in his 30s reportedly died a few minutes later. ALS paramedic Garrith Jamieson said:

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"On arrival, paramedics met total chaos and a scene where two men, believed to be in their late 30s, sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Paramedics assisted the men and unfortunately, the first male had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and showed no signs of life and was declared deceased at the scene."

AKA's fans react to his death

Social media went up in flames when the news of AKA's death was confirmed. #NotAKA trended as the rapper's fans have been hoping that it's fake news.

@GodPenuel said:

"#RIPAKA Rest in Peace Kiernan Forbes, AKA, Super Mega. Greatest South African rapper ever ❤️ Sympathies & condolences to Kairo, DJ Zinhle, Nadia Nakai, your mom & all your loved ones ❤️❤️❤️."

@Cellular_jnr commented:

"Sad news indeed... Shocking and heartbreaking! South African music has lost a great pioneer. Thanks to AKA for all the songs he made, the entertaining beef he had with Cassper, the passion he had to inspire the youth to become who they wanna be. What an amazing soul. #RIPAKA."

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KoJo commented:

"South Africa is one crazy country to live in. Lucky Dube suffered this….. and now rapper AKA ………RIP AKA ️"

Otumba had this to say:

Uncle Moses claims AKA's country kills its own celebrities:

The Economic Freedom Fighters had this to say about AKA's death:

May his soul rest in peace.

AKA shares thoughts on beef with Burna Boy

In a previous report via Legit.ng, AKA shared his views on Burna Boy after his show in SA. The Nigerian superstar headlined the two-day DStv Delicious Festival in Johannesburg.

Thousands of South Africans filled up the show in Kyalami. It was the first time Burna performed in the country after claiming its people are xenophobic. At the time he made the claims, he said he'll never perform in Mzansi again and AKA was having none of it.

After the African Giant's show-stopping performance, one peep took to Twitter to ask Supa Mega and Burna Boy to squash their beef so they can perform together again. The stars have a classic hit together called All Eyes On Me.

Source: Briefly.co.za

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