THE beef between rappers “Emtee”, real name Mthembeni Ndevu, and Cruz Afrika has turned into a legal battle.
This after “Cruz Afrika”, real name Tshepo Modise, went the legal route and opened a case against the Roll Up hitmaker.
Cruz Afrika claims Emtee threatened to kill him and has opened a case of intimidation at Edenvale Police Station.
The two rappers had slugged it out on Twitter during the week, but things took a wrong turn when Cruz dropped a diss song.
Sources say Emtee didn’t take kindly to it and started threatening Cruz, saying he would deal with him the black way.
Cruz said: “I’m not sure whether he’ll go to a sangoma or what, but I praise one God.”
Cruz said he opened the case when Emtee left a voice massage, saying he would do whatever it took to seek revenge. Cruz said he decided to involve police because of Emtee’s rage on the voicemail.
Cruz added: “He said he’s willing to pay or do anything to come after me, so I better hide my ass. He clearly will do anything to get me out of the way. I want the public to know who’s responsible, if anything happens to me.”
Another sources said the drama dates back when the pair used to work together in Town Domore studios as recording artists.
According to Cruz Afrika things went sour when their mutual friend producer Swati died and it was alleged that he was poisoned by one of the associates in the Records stable.
“I was very close to Swati and their behaviour after his death became too suspect,” Cruz said.
Mtee and his friends were not there to help out there during the time of his death for someone who used work with them.
“Even the day before the funeral, they came in at midnight slept in the car and went to the graveyard never ate or wash their hands, after the ceremony Mtee came up and wanted to shake my hand and I did not want to greet him because their conduct,” he says.
He said two hours after dropping the diss track, Emtee had been calling him non stop.
“I dropped the diss track at 2am and he called me from 4am until around 6am and I wasn’t answering his calls.”
Edenvale police confirmed they are investigating a case of intimidation, but said no one has been arrested yet.
Emtee said: “I was called by the police, asking me to hand myself over. I won’t do that because I didn’t do anything wrong.”
He added: “He doesn’t have friends because he f**ks up every relationship he has. He was a back-up dancer for the Mahotella Queens, I wasn’t even born at the time. I don’t want to get arrested for beating up an elderly person.”