AKA’s parents: ‘The book and timing is distasteful and opportunistic’ [watch]

AKA’s parents: ‘The book and timing is distasteful and opportunistic’ [watch]

AKA’s parents, Tony and Lynn Forbes have released a joint statement regarding Melinda Ferguson’s book, ‘When Love Kills’.

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Late rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes’ parents reveal they are not associated with author Melinda Ferguson’s book, When Love Kills.


Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela reports that Tony and Lynn Forbes, who are rapper AKA’s parents have distanced themselves from Melinda Ferguson’s book.

“We are not in any way associated with Melinda Ferguson’s book. We do not endorse it; in the same breath we distance ourselves from the contents of the book.”

“When Melinda reached out to us we respectuly and rightfully declined to contribute to her book. At this state we cannot give any further comment on the book as we are unaware of its contents.”

“We do however find the intended publication of the book and timing distasteful and opportunistic, ” said Tony and Lynn Forbes in a statement.

The book, When Love Kills: The Tragic Tale of AKA and Anele, about AKA and Anele’s relationship will be released this week:


The Citizen reports that author Melinda Ferguson confirmed in a Facebook post that she’s been writing a book about AKA and Anele Tembe.

“I have never worked harder on a book. I have never been more freaked out by a story. I have never kept a secret like I have this one, but the news has just been leaked on social media…So here it is from the horse’s mouth,” said Ferguson on Thursday, 11 April

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“My new book will hit the shelves next week. It’s been a real journey to get this out. It nearly killed my own relationship. It’s a story that broke my heart,” concluded the author.

News of her book was first leaked on social media on the third anniversary of Anele Tembe’s passing.

IOL reports that Tembe’s father gave his blessing and they are glad she will be remembered. Ferguson described the story on a “tragedy about two young and talented people who are no longer with us.”


@tootsmathela: “I agree with them. People who use other people’s pain for personal gains hope the Mega fans don’t buy it.”

@Proudly012: “Can the author be sued for writing a book about their son without consent?”

@Biejanka4: “The book and the interview appear to be much of a coincidence.”

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