Black Coffee is currently the most talked about person in South Africa at the moment after he performed at a show in Israel. Politicians, other celebrities and commentators have joined the fray after the musician, real name Nkosinathi Maphumulo, performed on Saturday at Gan Ha-Slaim (The Rocks Garden) in Tel Aviv, Israel. Tel Aviv is termed Israel’s apartheid state. Black Coffee responded to backlashes online saying he is not a political party and he did what he had to do to feed his family.
He wrote on social media, “Like everyone else I have rights and free will and no Black Coffee is not a political party…I work as an entertainer to feed my Family.
To sum it up….I’ll take a bullet for my Family,” He proceeded to share other shows he will be having this month with the popular DJ billed to perform in Naples, Italy tonight. Black Coffee also performed in Israel, a country that South Africa’s ruling ANC has made statements against regarding its treatment of Palestinians in 2015.
See what people are saying below.
— Black Coffee (@RealBlackCoffee) March 31, 2018
Like everyone else I have rights and free will and no Black Coffee is not a political party…I work as an entertainer to feed my Family.
To sum it up….I'll take a bullet for my Family.
— Black Coffee (@RealBlackCoffee) April 2, 2018
South Africa’s isolation and the Academic & Cultural boycott are part of the reasons Apartheid capitulated to the call for freedom. It is morally & politically insensitive for DJ Black Coffee to just go on partying in Apartheid Israel, whilst it kills & oppresses innocent people.
— Floyd Shivambu (@FloydShivambu) April 2, 2018
Black Coffee legit can't feign ignorance over playing in Tel-Aviv. We live in the age of access to information, the man is well travelled & is an active Twitter user. At some point he would have come across the Zionists murder agenda. From a SA'n no less? Cuts to the bone.
— the fearless self ✨ (@Msomifaya) April 1, 2018
I wish black coffee understood that this is bigger than him.
Zionist are very clever. Now our flag is flying there where the Palestinian flag is banned 💔
The audacity. https://t.co/EX8aJ4eJZg
— palo. (@ThisIsPalo) April 1, 2018
Last time he went to Israel I sent him multiple tweets about how artists performing in Israel is whitewashing Israeli Apartheid and Palestinians human rights violations, he blocked me. Black Coffee is Trash! 🚮🚮
— komape (@alikomape) April 1, 2018
He SOLD OUT indeed, literally. israel is killing people out there, instead of a concerted boycott campaign, numbskulls like Black Coffee, run there, chasing shekels. Sis! pic.twitter.com/MSvGMIWsw1
— Armandt van Helden (@ibadaan) April 1, 2018
People are condemning Black Coffee for performing in apartheid Israel and wena you’re telling us about Woolies.
Were you questioning your parents why they bought from white shops during apartheid when they simultaneously fought apartheid? pic.twitter.com/9yxHQhT3rz
— #SinuousLinesDesign (@Sentletse) April 2, 2018
You guys won’t call out injustices in your corporate spaces because nincenge I salary, I think you are asking a lot from Black Coffee.
— Slindo 💎 (@Slindo_M) April 2, 2018
How about u lot start by boycotting ur employers first then Black Coffee can follow and boycott Israel? Nywee nywee Zionist blah blah. The battle between Israel and Palestine is far bigger than house music. E palla megapowers in middle east itself
— Flopo Ya Mampela II 🇿🇦🇧🇼🇷🇴 (@OwaFlopo) April 2, 2018
This was back in 2014, where a group against apartheid Israel approached black coffee & his management, to not perform in Israel.
So he knows of the situation, the is no ignorance. pic.twitter.com/n8Nz3x1ts7
— Ausi Riri (@ItsRiriBaby) April 1, 2018
My leader,please can black coffee makes his money in peace
— khensani (@zsk2111) April 2, 2018
Top 8 richest artists in South Africa 2018 (Net worth)
1. Steve Hofmeyr R273 million
2. Aka R155 million
3. Rebecca Malope R68 million
4. Dj Euphonik R34 million
5. Dj Black Coffee R27 million
6. Dj Oskido R27 million
7. Dj Sbu R27 million
8. Cassper Nyovest R10 million
— Maleka (@Maleka_Moroane) March 24, 2018