They say in music, fans can make or break you. But it seems that Zambia’s biggest rapper – Slapdee is not bothered by fans who continue to criticize him.
On Thursday 25th July 2019, one of Slapdee’s fans took to social media ranting on how his favourite artist under-looked him while in Lusaka.
Bizo, also known as ChizzyBee
” So I met Slapdee on East Park around 18hrs, As a fan I shouted King Dizo but he just nodded his head no Chimwela zoona… Ba king chilishani” – tweeted Bizo !!!
When this tweet reached Slapdee’s notification, this is what he replied to Bizo “you’re so lucky I even nodded.”
Many Zambians too took to social media, some blasting and blaming Slapdee for his character – terming it as idiocy while others calling Slapdee an arrogant musician who must come out and apologize to Bizo
Slapdee later tweeted telling his followers how he would not apologize to any one. “I meant everything I said, including the emojis I Used – said Slapdee.
FINALLY, after a few hours, Slapdee came out and explained what could have prompted him not to give F********CK to the anonymous fan.
In his explanation, ZambianMusic.net quotes Slapdee saying “
My first time in New York I went sight seeing in Manhattan. My driver was a hiphop fan so I asked him to take me around all the places affiliated with my idol, Jay Z. After seeing Bedsty, the 40/40, Barclays Center and around Brooklyn he drove me to the Roc Nation head office.
The plan was just to go in, meet whoever I could take a few photos and drive back to my hotel but coincidentally, as we turned into the street the building is in three black SUVs pulled right at the front of the building and you can guess who hoped out with 4 men in black around him…
Shawn Corey Carter himself. About a dozen paparazi across the street rushed over to try and get close ups I guess. We were in a bit of a block so I hoped out my car rushed towards the throne and just to try and get at least eye contact so I screamed “Jay Z”.
I wasn’t the only one seeking attention and yes as you may have guessed, the mighty HOV walked into without a single f*#k of who we were or even looking at us.
Now I know your next question would be “so you think you are Jay-Z ?
Of course I am not Jay-Z although I wish I was. My point is I did not go to twitter or Facebook to try and disgrace or shame my idol. Neither did I denounce Mr Carter publicly for not saying anything to me. As a religious Jay Z follower I was just happy to see him in the flesh. For me that was more than enough!
Back To The Roots, the day that boy shouted whatever he says he did (which I honestly do not remember) I had just left gym with a injured shoulder.
I haven’t been fine since that day. Also, my aunt and my sister had just called to tell me my son had just burnt his leg. In short I wasn’t in my normal zone, which is very human if you ask me. As we speak, my boy is still in pain.
Lastly, on a regular day at the mall, I will say hi to not less than 10 people ( some I may know some total strangers) imagine going to three malls in an hour looking for the perfect pair of shoes for a wedding appearance the coming Saturday.
That’s an average of 30 HIs. Am not complaining, do the math. Simply because I missed one Hi or “nod” now has turned into a national debate about artists being humble, I will not apologize to any body.
And still I bring back point one, my real fans wont try and make me look bad because I nodded instead of doing the fwedede or chimwemwe dance to say hi.
That one fan got some tough love. Deep down you know am a real one. Just sometimes the Matero comes out. ” - said Slapdee
Meanwhile, ZambianMusic.net has learnt that, Slapdee will address the nation on 31st July 2019.