When he did a video challenging rapper Cassper Nyovest to a boxing match, South Africans were perplexed.
It wasn’t the fight they had questions about, but the language he used in challenging the musician.
Actor Patrick Shai is now completely remorseful after his 'joke' was deemed in bad taste by fans and Cassper.
In his video, he challenged Cassper and used vulgar language that involved the rapper’s mom.
Since then, Cassper has also spoken out about how it’s too much for people to actually involve his mom or the mother of his child when they want ‘come at him’.
If there's one thing is regret about my fame is how my family has been disrespected by strangers. I try so hard to be about my own business but it's always shit like this and I have to keep it moving to protect my brand cause brands will never understand. This is too much man. https://t.co/QYPy17N10r— Don Billiato (@casspernyovest) January 17, 2022
Patrick tells Drum he’s sorry for everything.
“I don’t want to make an excuse, I want to say in I was wrong, disrespectful, and insensitive it makes me feel bad. I don’t blame the responses because I should’ve known better. I got carried away in the euphoria of excitement and that sentence came out,” he says.
“I am prepared to face the consequences to remedy the situation because it has caused quite a lot of damage and brought a lot of hurt to South Africa, Cassper, his mother, his family, and every woman in the country and I wish I could have enough words of wisdom to construct an apology that is acceptable.”
The former Yizo-Yizo actor angered a lot of people by using profanity to a woman he has never met.
Patrick says there is a lot of play in that video because Cassper is currently the hottest celeb out there who has the boxing exhibition matches that he hosts. He thought he could help to advance another big issue, which is gender-based violence (GBV), that he advocates for using that platform.
“The intention was to chuck in there the narrative of GBV and find a way to open a conversation within the entertainment industry and amongst celebrities. This to highlight that we did not take a stand as a collective to talk about this problem and that is when the idea of challenging him came up and then I took that video.”
Patrick says where he went wrong is where he cursed Cassper’s mother which was out of line and he shouldn’t have crossed that line. He wanted to spark a conversation amongst young people in the industry as a former perpetrator of GBV, and profusely apologised for doing something else instead.
“There is not enough apology that can erase
the foul words on my mouth, that was off and I shouldn’t have said that because
it also goes against what I stand for. It was wrong of me to do that and I
should’ve known better. I am filled with regret and shame because of the last
statement, it was trash talking but I should’ve checked it before I posted. It
was meant to make people laugh but it took a wrong turn,” he says.