"I Think About Riky Rick Every Single Day"

Cassper Nyovest opens up

By  | Jul 04, 2022, 12:12 PM  | Cassper Nyovest  | Top of The

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Cassper Nyovest has opened up about remembering his friend Riky Rick, crowning him 'the most beautiful man he has ever known.'

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Taking to Twitter, Cassper said not a day goes by without him thinking about Riky.
His comment was sparked by a video posted by a tweep who gave his own spin on some of Riky's fashion. He said he loved the video and wished Riky's soul could continue to rest in peace.
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Cassper and Riky Rick were not in good terms when he passed away but he revealed during his memorial service that they were in good terms and were patching things up. This year's cotton fest would have seen Cassper and Riky in one stage.

“Riky and I met on Facebook. The same way Riky Rick reached out to all the kids. At one point I was also just another kid from Maftown and it wasn't really easy to move in Johannesburg, but he still had the time for me and he did that for hundreds of people after me.

“I then ended up forming a relationship with him, a friendship where we would not only talk about music but we would talk about life. One of the things that I loved about Riky was how honest he was. Riky would tell you the truth,” he said.

Cassper spoke highly of Riky and said he always preferred him to sing more than rap.

“I loved hearing Riky sing. I loved hearing him sing, more than him rapping. I always encouraged him to sing. Me and him were not on the greatest of terms, even though we were speaking. One of the things I regret was that I wasn't able to tell him how much I loved that video and how much I loved hearing him sing again.”

Just recently, politician Julius Malema made some controversial statement about Riky Rick's suicide, saying that is the main reason he did not attend his funeral.

“Artists are not being supported in South Africa and that’s a big problem, but I don’t agree with people who take their lives. I don’t even attend funerals of people who commit suicide.” 

“If we are going to resort to that then our children will no longer speak to us. We just wake up in the morning, they have committed suicide. Personally, I have gone through a lot and I’ve never thought of suicide as a solution,” he said.

Julius then encouraged men to speak out, “We need to encourage our people to speak. You will become a laughing stock for that time, but a solution will be found, there’s always a solution. There are no problems that can not be solved - especially men, they must learn to ask for help. You will only be assisted if you ask for help,” he concluded. 

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