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Malema slams Cassper Nyovest for #FillUp 'cease and desist' against Mayengani

Cassper Nyovest. Picture: Instagram

Cassper Nyovest. Picture: Instagram

Published Sep 6, 2018


Local rapper Cassper Nyovest got dragged through the Twitter streets twice in less than 24 hours, and the latest incident saw Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) party leader Julius Malema taking shots too.

Twitter slammed the "Get Getsa 2.0" singer on Wednesday after he shared the news that his childhood friend had committed suicide, highlighting that depression is real. 

Just got the news that one of my childhood friends took his life today. Guys depression is a real thing but it can be beaten. Please get help. We need you and we love you. Rea le rata Guys.

β€” R.M Phoolo (@CassperNyovest) September 5, 2018

But tweeps turned his words against him, asking the rapper when he last reached out to his friend. While others accused the rapper of using his friend's death to fish for likes.

When last did you check up on him?

β€” DIY (@mzabalazobatho2) September 5, 2018

When I die I don't want a prominent person that I grew up with to fish for likes and retweets at the expense of my families grief when he had totally forgotten that I'm alive and struggling.

β€” DIY (@mzabalazobatho2) September 5, 2018

Then on Thursday, "Cassper" and "FillUp" started trending. This usually happens when "Abuthi Fill Up" is promoting one of his concerts. However, this time it was because Nyovest allegedly issued Tsonga star,  Benny Mayengani, with a "cease and desist" order for trademark infringement after the rapper used the #FillUp hashtag to promote his Giyani Stadium concert.

Cassper Nyovest claims that he owns the famous #Fillup concept. The rapper has accused Tsonga music star : Benny Mayengani who recently packed Giyani Stadium #FillUpGiyaniStadium for using the concept. See more πŸ‘‡πŸ½πŸ‘‡πŸ½ πŸ“· @AdvBarryRoux

β€” YoMzansi (@yoMzansi) September 6, 2018

Malema then took to Twitter, pledging his support for Mayengani. He wrote: We will defend you chief @BennyMayengani, don't be scared of bullies who are threatened by talent. We have the best in town, let them bring it on. #FillUpGiyaniStadium". 

We will defend you chief @BennyMayengani, don't be scared of bullies who are threatened by talent. We have the best in town, let them bring it on. #FillUpGiyaniStadium

β€” Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) September 6, 2018

The support post comes after Malema shared a video of Mayengan's concert on Sunday. The post is currently pinned at the top Malema's official Twitter account timeline.

Congratulations my brother @BennyMayengani on the #FillUpGiyanistadium, Modimo o phala baloyi.

β€” Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) September 2, 2018

After Malema weighed in on the matter, the hashtag #JuliusHandsOffCassper was born, as fans rallied behind Nyovest.

Cassper LOST Millions creating the #FillUp brand! He a simple kid from Mafikeng employed over 1000 people with this brand over the past 3 years! Consider that while you are trying to seem like a saint! This is not politics, we don’t know that game of yours! #JuliusHandsOffCassper

β€” December 1st.. Si On (@BridgeBossTLee) September 6, 2018

Julius is trying to win the hearts of ppl from Limpopo by going against @CassperNyovest...julius is the same guy who was fighting zuma for corruption bt now he is promoting corruption #JuliusHandsOffCassper

β€” Prince Komane (@komane_prince) September 6, 2018

Speaking to Metro FM on Thursday afternoon, Nyovest explained that he had the term trademarked a year ago.

In an interview with Metro FM (speaking on #FillUp matter) @CassperNyovest: β€œWe trademarked it a year ago...I own it”

β€” YoMzansi (@yoMzansi) September 6, 2018

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