Rawbust Productions took legal action against Cassper Nyovest a month ago after Cassper Nyovest came under question when YouTube personality Thulani Masilela (Tusko_d) claimed that the star and his team tried to break his camera at the SA Hip Hop Awards (SAHHAs).
The initial tweet sent by Thulani after the alleged incident occurred read: “Let it be known that Cassper Nyovest and his Team tried to break my camera stole my memory card with footage, Then had his whole team drag me to a corner backstage to try to beat me up. Saying I will learn!!”
See the tweet below:
Let it be known that Cassper Nyovest and his Team tried to break my camera stole my memory card with footage, Then had his whole team drag me to a corner backstage to try beat me up. Saying I will learn!! All for asking him about 10 Million Records vs Streams. #SAHHA2017
— SA HIP HOP ANALYST (@Tusko_d) December 13, 2017
According to Tusko D & Rawbust Production, Cassper Nyovest allegedly acted out of character after he was asked about that RISA statement.
In an interview on Touch HD, Cassper went on to deny that he did not act in any way violent towards Tusko D and dismissed the allegations made against him.
The altercation has now led to the media house demanding R3million from the awarding-winning rapper.
As promissed we will keep our fans up to date with the matter pic.twitter.com/3J8oSg4X3C
— Rawbust Productions (@Rawbust_World) December 14, 2017
A supposed legal letter from the company was released from its legal team and parts of the letter read:
“Please note that due to your actions, our client has suffered extensive damages as the footage was to be sold to several broadcasting companies and was to be uploaded onto Youtube and their own website. Our client has been able to obtain the services of an IT specialist to retrieve the footage however only a partial amount of footage was recovered, being 2 interviews. We are further advised that the rest of the interviews together with the remainder of the footage covering the event is corrupted and cannot be recovered…..”
According to Zalebs, the letter further explained that the damaged footage was to be used for the production companies app and therefore due to the rapper’s actions he is to pay out R3 million for the damages.
“Further, your actions as mentioned above has resulted in our client suffering loss of income in the amount of R3 000 000.00 (THREE MILLION RAND).
It is, therefore, our instruction to demand from you, as we hereby do, payment of R3 024 500.00 (THREE MILLION, TWENTY-FOUR THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED RAND) within 14 (FOURTEEN) days from date hereof, failing which further legal steps will be taken against you, the costs of which will be for your own account”.