South African rapper AKA is still mourning the death of his fiancée Nellie. 

In as much as he asked people to respect him and the family in this time, so many stories are popping up especially on the alleged cases of 'violence and drugs' in the relationship.

And he is not having it. He had asked for time but he has been forced to release a statement regarding the case.

Taking to social media, he said,


“What I will say as my truth; I was and still am madly in love with a girl, carrying whatever past traumas she faced before I met her. I own up to my past and current traumas, and thus I have submitted myself to psychological and spiritual counseling for my own benefit and growth. I hope everyone affected by Anele’s traumatic passing does the same for themselves, individually and collectively, so that we may all afford her spirit the rest she deserves and come to terms with the choice she made that fateful morning of 11 April.

It is a sad day when I find myself having to speak to the nature of my relationship with Anele. What makes it even sadder is the knowledge that some of the people, she and I loved & entrusted with our deepest troubles, are now using those as weapons to set a negative narrative on my character." AKA shared

Adding that he will not be drawn into exposing their troubles as a couple to defend himself in this case. 

"I am a passionate and emotional person. What I will not do and stand for is watching people attempt to disparage my name and importantly, Anele’s character to suit a narrative we both never signed up for. We enjoyed a beautiful, yet challenging relationship that at times was tumultuous, like all relationships. Made worse by the pressures of being in the public eye, which we too played up to.

As numb as I was at Anele’s funeral, I took in every word imparted, the direct ones and all those filled with innuendos. I will not be a part of speaking on or exposing our troubles as a couple, to defend myself from one-sided views that are portrayed out of their full context every story has two sides and so does every video, image and message…"

AKA concluded the statement by saying thus far, he is not a suspect in this case.


"I am fully aware of who the ‘sources’ engaging media are and what their intention is, which is to influence the saps inquest – which the investigating officer has stated numerous times to my legal team and to them, that I Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, have not been named to be a suspect, but have been nothing but a cooperating witness."