AKA teases song about his struggle with suicide and Riky Rick

Audio: AKA teases song about his struggle with suicide and Riky Rick

The rapper also spoke about Riky Rick's refusal to host 'The Braai Show' - the show which AKA recently won a legal battle against the SABC for. 

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AKA has been talking about his struggles with mental health. 

The mega star has now penned down a song where he talks about his battle with suicide in 2021 - the same year he lost his fiancée Anele “Nelli” Tembe. 

During that time, he was also engaged in a legal battle with the SABC over 'The Braai Show'. 

He had sent a letter of demand to the SABC instructing the public broadcaster to halt the broadcast of the show following him being booted off the show as host. He had also claimed that he owned 50 percent of the show’s intellectual property. The good news is that the star announced this week that he has won the legal battle. 

READ: AKA heartbroken as he remembers Nellie with throwback video

However, during that time, he reveals in his song that Riky Rick, real name Rikhado Makhado, was approached to host the show. But Riky refused. AKA says this showed how principled Riky was, as the two of them were friends. 

“Shout out to Makhado, principles, morals, they said come host The Braai Show, he said no ways. Around the time that I was suicidal. The narrative was Supa Mega doesn't have bread," he raps. 

Following Riky's death, AKA took to social media to campaign for men to get help. 

"I’ve spoken to a lot of people, some of them said “He just got a bag from African Bank blah blah etc … “ … that tells you everything you need to know about this fu***d up, fake a*s algorithm world we have created for ourselves to live in. Riky went to Hilton, he grew up around money," he wrote.

The rapper says the high rate of men taking their own lives shows that men are broken. 

"I hope that very soon we can address the issue of how damaged and broken the men in this country are. We have no one to talk to, we just pat each other on the back and say, “get on with it, be strong my boi” … but in reality, we are traumatised.  Generational trauma passed down to us," he wrote. 

"Please, can we start some sort of dialogue about MEN in this country because it’s our duty to protect you, to provide and care for you," he added. 

READ: Rapper AKA cries out for help following Riky Rick's death

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