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L’vovo on government not helping local artists while they are still alive

Kwaito star L’vovo Derrango

Kwaito star L’vovo Derrango says local artists are broke because government doesn’t support them, instead, they spend more money on international artists such as ‘Beyoncé and Drake’. 

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Derrango took to Twitter to express his frustration at the lack of support, responding to news that the South African government wants to help ProKid’s family bury the late hip-hop artist.

The kwaito hit-maker said: “Because when we’re alive Government rather gives foreign artists money. Beyonce n Drake dont need more Private Jets n mansions. South African media n Gov hates local artists. We broke because we are not supported at home.”

L’vovo went on to say “If only you guys understood how this thing is so tough. I dont blame people who die broke. It’s tough being on the spotlight – life is expensive. Artists/celebs are ‘expected’ to ‘have it all’ and ‘the best of everything’ kanti akuhambi kanjalo [things aren’t what they seem], lento inzima [this thing is hard].”

According to various reports, the provincial department will provide ProKid’s family with financial assistance where they might need it. The late star will be buried this weekend.

Image Courtesy: instagram.com/lvovosa

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