ANCYL wants Nicki Minaj to pay back R10 million she was paid to appear at the TribeOne Dinokeng Festival in Cullinan from the City of Tshwane.
The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in Tshwane says it has written to American singer Nicki Minaj’s management. The Festival was cancelled last month after organisers pulled out, blaming the City of Tshwane for not meeting their requirements.
R65 million was spent on the festival, R10 million of which was paid as a non-refundable deposit to Minaj.
The ANCYL in Tshwane says the American rapper has a duty to herself to pay back the money , EWN reported.
The league’s Lesego Makhubela says the US singer should do the right thing and donate the money to charity.
“She knows that she hasn’t worked for the money and there are many charities that she can donate the money to. We don’t want taxpayers’ money to be used on boob jobs.”
The league also wants city manager Jason Ngobeni to resign and Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa to apologise for misusing public money.
They’ve branded TribeOne a music festival aimed at impressing imperialist forces, instead of providing essential services.
Meanwhile, mayoral spokesman Blessing Manale has described the calls as baseless and accused the ANCYL of trying to gain popularity around this contentious issue.