Local rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, received backlash on social media for failing to bring home a BET Award.
The World is Yours hitmaker lost out to Nigerian rapper Burna Boy, who walked away with the Best International Act award, on Sunday, June 23.
The competition was stiff as he was in the running with international heavyweights Mr Eazi from Nigeria, Dave from the United Kingdom, Dosseh from France and, Aya Nakamura from France and Giggs form the United Kingdom.
But instead of celebrating and congratulating the star for representing South Africa on the international stages, tweeps tore him apart for walking away empty-handed, again, under the hashtag #AKAwinanga, which simply means “AKA did not win”.
This is the fourth time that AKA the multi-award winning rapper was nominated for the BET Awards Best International Act and came home empty handed. He was previously nominated in 2015, 2016 and in 2017.