Reeva upset by ‘Bitch’ song – Oscar Pistorius

2014-04-10 12:24

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Reeva Steenkamp was upset by the words of a song being played while driving with her boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius, the high court in Pretoria has heard.

“The words of the song upset her,” said Pistorius, who is on trial charged with her murder.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said the song was “Bitch don’t kill my vibe” by US musician Kendrick Lamar.

After what Pistorius had described as not a good day in their relationship, Steenkamp wrote that she was “not some bitch” that was trying to kill his vibe.

Nel said: “Anybody would have taken offence to it.”

Nel was picking apart a WhatsApp message Steenkamp sent Pistorius after an engagement party in which she raised some issues that had arisen during the day.

One of these was the way they related to each other over the changing of the song while the CD was playing as they were driving.

Nel said that Pistorius’s response to Steenkamp as she raised her concerns was that it was all about him.

He humiliated her by telling her to stop tickling his neck.

He disagreed that telling her to chew gum would have been humiliating to her.

He said that his poor behaviour after being left out of a conversation was that “it didn’t involve me” and he had not been afforded the “common courtesy” of an introduction.

“You see, you’re blaming her for what happened. ‘She should have introduced me to him, she was wrong’.”

In the same vein, Pistorius had blamed Steenkamp for not just leaning forward to have the Lamar song changed.

“It was such a small thing that she could have just leant forward to change it,” he said.

Pistorius has pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder after shooting Steenkamp through a toilet door.

He said he thought there was an intruder in his home when he fired four shots through the door, killing her.

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