Instead, he received backlash for performing in Israel. There is a cultural boycott over the occupation of Palestine.
But the artist (born Nkosinathi Maphumulo) in a tweet claimed he was unaware of the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
In a tweet, the DJ said he was in the region because he would do anything to feed his family. “Like everyone else I have rights and free will and, no, Black Coffee is not a political party. I work as an entertainer to feed my family. I will take a bullet for my family.”
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) South Africa has criticised Black Coffee for feigning ignorance as the group said it had approached him in 2014 prior to his Tel Aviv show.