I did nothing wrong – Maskiri speaks on ‘insensitive’ Tapiwa Makore lyrics

by | Jun 28, 2021 | Entertainment | 0 comments

Mako Jerera

Forgotten rapper Alishias Musimbe, known in music circles as Maskiri recently drew the ire of internet users when he made a cheeky reference to slain Murehwa child, Tapiwa Makore.

Tapiwa Makore (7) was murdered last year in a suspected ritual murder and his head was not found until his time of interment.
His burial was delayed by six months as the family sought to recover his body parts, including the head, to no avail.

In a recent song, titled Mbinga Yeku Binga, Maskiri said “handina musoro kunge Tapiwa Makore”, translating to “I am headless, like Tapiwa Makore.”

There reference did not amuse internet users, who chided the controversial rapper for lacking empathy and being insensitive to the family.
In an exclusive interview with Tateguru Tv, Maskiri said the outcry was expected and he was within right to write his lyrics in that manner.

“Zvinotondipa simba rekuita zvinhu (Such reactions empower me).
The Tapiwa line is a metaphor. Tapiwa was found without his head . His story saddens me. Musiic does not have boundaries as yiu express it. Rap music is deep,” Maskiri said.

This is not the first time Maskiri was censured, in the early 2000s his album Blue Movie was banned from radio due to explicit content.

Maskiri said he will be dropping his new album, Mbinga from Binga next week.

Mbinga yeku Binga which is arguably a response to the ongoing stampede for the local Hip Hop crown.

In the process of responding to the beef which involves Enzo Ishall, Holy Ten and a few other rappers, the hard blows he let out could have landed below the belt.