Ricky Rick thanked me while he’s alive. Rasta defends himself

Ricky Rick thanked me while he’s alive. Rasta defends himself

Rasta Defends Himself
Rasta Defends Himself

Rasta Defends Himself, Says Riky Rick Thanked Him For Painting Him whereas Still Alive

Controversial Zimbabwean-born South African painter Rasta the creator has defended himself following large criticism over his paintings of Riky Rick. several South Africans were furious with Rasta when he shared 3 paintings of the late Boss Zonke.

Rasta, real name Lebani Sirenje, has become infamous for his paintings of outstanding deceased folks, chiefly South Africans. His paintings somehow ne’er appear to jibe their subjects in the slightest degree. they sometimes appear to be caricatures of the deceased. This has junction rectifier to speculation that Rasta will this deliberately to draw in attention.

However, when receiving backlash over his paintings of Riky Rick, Rasta has defended himself. He claimed that Riky approved of the paintings. The creator claimed that Riky Rick truly thanked him for painting him whereas still alive.

In associate degree interview with TshisaLive, Rasta the creator aforementioned,
“I have a painting of him that I did five years ago and another I did for him in November last year to attend the hip-hop awards which I kept in my studio with the intention of honouring who he was in fashion and in the music industry.

“I remember he came to me and said, ‘Rasta, thank you so much for painting me while I’m sill alive’, that made me feel honoured. I watched him perform, then we spoke about the painting being collected, but we didn’t keep in touch afterwards.”

Rasta conjointly aforementioned that he failed to at the start believe the news of Riky’s passing, hoping that it absolutely was simply pretend news.
“The news of his passing was shocking, some things tend to be fake news after a while, so I though it was fake and left my phone until I received calls asking me if it’s true,” he told TshisaLIVE.

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