Nasty C is currently in the US ahead of the 2017 BET Awards where he is nominated alongside Babes Wodumo, AKA, Wizkid, Davido and more for the Best African International Act. He has gone on media runs while in the US and his latest stop was Sway Calloway’s radio show.

In the interview that ensues, Nasty speaks about his drive and the quest for awards, the need to surround oneself with true friends and family, gaining attention of international acts and his short term deal with Puma. They further touch on Nasty’s background and race relations on which Nasty suggested he had never been on the receiving end of racism while his older brother claims otherwise in his own upbringing. The indication is that there is a generational gap seeing as his older brother was born prior to South Africa’s move off the apartheid path while Nasty C was born two years after Mandela took over.

Similar to many children who desire entering more unconventional careers, the Durban rapper’s father initially opposed the idea of a music career but soon changed path after success started trickling in.

A couple of days ago, a BET glitch showed Nasty C as the winner of the upcoming BET Award and when asked about his reaction, he stated that he isn’t getting too excited yet seeing as doing so could lead to unforeseen reactions.

Nasty then closes with a freestyle that shows why he stands at the forefront of African rap.

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