After crowning her the Best Female Rapper south of the Limpopo, rumours that South African rapper Cassper Nyovest is in a secret relationship with his Zimbabwean protégé, Nadia Nakai, persist as the two have become closer in the last few months.
The bond between the two rappers has tightened recently, even more so since the release of Nyovest’s hit album, Thuto, in which a provocative Nakai contributed a standout verse on the song Top Shayela.
With Nyovest, Nakai and members of his Family Tree entourage going on a trip to England where he was scheduled to perform, some began to ask whether the Tito Mboweni hit-maker was more than just a boss to her.
While Nadia for her part has been mum on the rumours, Nyovest denied that they were sleeping together before adding that he might find himself in a scandal similar to one 999 boss Arthur Mafokate had when it was rumoured that he was in a relationship with one of the label’s signees, Chomie.
Last week, Nyovest added fuel to the fire by saying that he was grateful to Nakai for acceptance of him and drunken missteps.
“Happy birthday chomi, eish I meant Nadia Nakai. Thank you for taking me as I am and not judging me for drunk dailing you sometimes,” he tweeted.
Twitter users quickly questioned the nature of the relationship between the Family Tree boss and Nakai. In the past, the rapper has been in high profile relationships with stars Boity Thulo and Amanda du-Pont while there were also rumours that he was involved with model and Teko Modise’s ex-fiancé Lizelle Tabane.