Msaki takes a break from music after Rihanna calls her weird. Asanda Mvana, also known as Msaki, announced a hiatus from music. After weeks of trending and being the buzz of the web, the celebrity came to the decision that she is quitting music.
Msaki takes a break from music after Rihanna calls her weird
The singer issued a formal statement in which she said that she couldn’t take the abuse and criticism stemming from her alleged extramarital romance with Smash Afrika. She expresses gratitude to everyone who has helped her in her musical path.
“I just wanna thank everyone for this incredible outpouring of love and support. I wanna thank my day 1’s that are still with me that bought my first album in advance and who gave me my independence. Please also understand why I have to leave this space. Please release me. I may seem weak because I let this get to me,” she wrote.
“But I am sensitive and sentimental, an empath (this is my most valuable creativity tool), and my skin is not thick. It is porous so I feel the changes in the breeze. I’m moved quickly and deeply and I understand this may be abnormal. I don’t expect everyone to understand, but I know some of you get it,” she continued.
Msaki urged people to be nice to her other music colleagues.
“The same sensitivity where my songs come from is the same sensitivity that cannot handle this callus badgering and normalization bullying. Allow me to take my leave for wholeness. Please remember me as the one who said we are not meant to take this even if it comes with the territory. I stand for them as I leave,” she wrote.
“We need to love more. Please don’t push people to the edge and only have empathy after they become statistics. Be kind to my colleagues, we are just people. We need more gentleness and grace for each other. Please can we change?” she continued.
The vocalist for Khusela announced that her team will take care of her social media accounts and that she will soon release her whole tour schedule.
Msaki also discussed Rihanna’s response to her song after hearing it for the first time. During a recent interview on Mac G’s Podcast and Chill, the SA star opened up about her life and career.
She revealed how Diplo contacted her, and she has worked with international celebrities.
“I think I missed it for a year and then… I think I posted something about coming to LA and then he wrote on the actual post, and then a friend of mine screenshot that and sent it to me and said, like, ‘are you doing a song with Diplo?’, and I was, like, ‘who’s that?’…”
“I realised he’s been trying to reach out and I messaged him back and I told him I’m coming to LA and we just hung out in Malibu,” she said.
Msaki said Diplo tried pitching her songs to Rihanna and Justin Bieber, but the Diamonds’ hitmaker wasn’t pleased.
“Dude, Rihanna apparently thought my s**t was weird. She’s like, ‘I like this but this girl is weird. What was that lyric?’,” Msaki shared.