What’s the intent? Kabza De Small mimics DJ Maphorisa’s music rights demands


What’s the intent? Kabza De Small mimics DJ Maphorisa’s music rights demands

Amapiano King, Kabza De Small is trending after he mimicked DJ Maphorisa’s music rights demands in a now-viral clip.

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Amapiano sensation Kabza De Small recently poked fun at DJ Maphorisa while mimicking him in a now-viral video. The award-winning producer seemingly fueled DJ Maphorisa’s gatekeeping allegations.

Since being posted on the Internet, the video has gained thousands of comments and reactions, and DJ Maphorisa has since reacted. Kabza De Small has been winning big since his thrust into the limelight.



With a career spanning years, the muso has quickly become one of the biggest acts in South Africa. Kabza De Small has headlined several shows across the globe and has shared the stage with some of the biggest acts in the music industry, including Canadian rapper Drake.

However, despite his big wins, he has had his fair share of drama, and his relationship with DJ Maphorisa often thrust him into top trends. Earlier this year, a rumour mill made it known that he had gone separate ways with DJ Maphorisa.

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Reports had it that their fallout came against the backdrop of his DJ Maphorisa’s subtle social media rants. He seemingly claimed to have thrust Kabza De Small into the top trends. Against the rants, Kabza allegedly called it quits.

However, against the news, the two downplayed the rumours and made it known that they were in good books. A week after Sir Trill announced that an unknown producer was making it difficult for him to release new music, Kabza De Small dropped a cryptic video that Mzansi confused.

Sir Trill hogged headlines when he revealed that he never made a cent from his smash hits. In 2023, he said, “It’s tiring and mentally damaging. So many hits, and I’ve never seen a cent. I’m tired.”

Sir Trill added, “Never been an artist that talks much or exposes much. This will be a joke to some of you, which I understand. But it’s mentally damaging and exhausting. What are we working so much for?”


Was Kabza De Small poking fun at DJ Maphorisa, who has been alleged of gatekeeping over the years?

While enjoying a meal with his close friends, Kabza De Small jokingly said he owns everybody’s music and royalties because they eat his food in his studio. Kabza De Small was mimicking DJ Maphorisa himself. DJ Maphorisa hogged headlines when he demanded music rights from artists who use his studio.

He said, “When you record your music on my computer, my studio, with my electricity. That song is mine, and it belongs to me. You people do not know anything. I am the one who buys the food, the one who buys water and everything else. So, what do you own? Why must you own things you didn’t come with?”


Alaa Hamdy

Professional entertainment content writer in Hanover, South Africa. I know all the secrets of celebrities

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