Earlier this week, L-Tido saw an opportunity to do the impossible: get AKA and Cassper Nyovest to set aside their beef and reconcile. The plan failed. But L-Tido isn't letting up. Could it actually happen?
Let's backtrack for a moment. It all started when Cassper tweeted L-Tido, "about the 5 on 5 match we having, what do we have on the line? You lose I choose when we drop our collabo." L-Tido had a different idea. "Damm ok and if I win you become friends with Aka neh?" he hit back before adding "couldn't resist" with the laughing emoji.
The latter part of the L-Tido tweet could be interpreted to mean it was all in jest but Cassper wanted to be clear: "Nope. Never gonna happen, told you already. Come up with a new bet." L-Tido continued to taunt him with the idea by tweeting a picture of Usain Bolt on the track with, "@CassperNyovest loses the bet and has to make peace with some rapper."
No word on who won the bet at all but there is a new development. Yfm weighed in on the conversation recently asking its listeners, "L-Tido says he wants to help Cassper and Aka to make peace. Do you think it's a good idea for him to intervene?" As it turns out, maybe L-Tido was joking because he quoted that tweet with, "When did [I] say I want to help?"
Or maybe it wasn't a joke because about an hour and half later, he played Singapore organising a historic meeting between two leaders who have a well-publicised record of not seeing eye-to-eye. "Ok guys let me do it for @Yfm ... Yo @akaworldwide and @CassperNyovest can you please make peace brothers," he offered.
Neither AKA nor Cassper responded, on Twitter anyway. AKA spent the day promoting Touch My Blood and Cassper did his own promoting for #FillUpMosesMabhida.
But if you want to know why L-Tido cares so much for this to happen, take these four words: "I love hip hop."
Rifumo Mdaka is a Johannesburg-based music writer who champions South African queer artists. When I'm bored, I watch iPhone keynotes and commercials. Read my website FDBQ Music and follow me on Twitter, @rifvmo