Twitter users have flooded the social media with messages of support after Riky Rick announced his departure from record label Mabala Noise.
In a lengthy statement posted to his Twitter account on Monday morning, the Sidlukotini hitmaker said that the decision came after a lengthy period of reflection. He also mentioned that his family and future had allegedly been threatened.
The rapper has been hailed for standing up for his beliefs and speaking out on 'corruption' in the industry.
Twitter backed the rapper 100% saying that he was better off independent and that he was a "beacon of truth".
Lesson from this Mabala Noise - Riky Rick saga: Next time when Julius Malema say anything or even cough pic.twitter.com/sHpDnob0At— Sam (@SpokenSam) March 13, 2017
Whats going on over there at Mabala Noise. pic.twitter.com/UhT8c1oxar— Molete Molebatsi (@moletemolebatsi) March 13, 2017
Did Mabala Noise repossess the MetroFM award for Best Hit Single too? pic.twitter.com/xJpsz81cF0— The Masterful One(@P_Lanny_Dlamini) March 13, 2017
So Mabala Noise Fired Riky Rick and repossessed everything they bought him, They even took kotini with them pic.twitter.com/HjqFsck1kO— Luki Babaka Mpendulo (@Iam_LUKI120) March 13, 2017
It was about time Riky Rick left Mabala noise, the truth shall set you free.— Nosipho (@caramel_nugget) March 13, 2017
At least now Riky will make music instead of doing fashion is about damn time now pic.twitter.com/YvS0APrlqb— (@Imsollyntuli) March 13, 2017
The respect I have for riky rick...always stick to your truth!— Bonolo (@QueenNolz) March 13, 2017
Riky Rick was ALRIGHT before Mabala Noise he released nothing under the label..from amantombazane to kotini Riky has been independent..— Jubilee noLigaMo. (@Labrand_M) March 13, 2017