Cassper Nyovest has opened up about his rocky relationship with HHP, who had a hand in discovering and developing him into a mega artist. Cassper believes his success may be the cause of why they stopped speaking.
During a tell-all interview with Anele Mdoda on Real Talk, the Le Mpitse hitmaker expressed his concern about how his relationship with Jabba has turned out, claiming that “it got blurry”.
Asked whether it has anything to do with his mammoth success in the music scene, Cassper explained that despite HHP not being “a jealous person,” his meteoric rise raised assumptions between them, with Jabba surmising that Cassper was painting him in a bad light in one of his songs.
“I don’t think it affected him. He’s not a jealous person. It affected our relationship because we didn’t speak as much and that led to assumptions. He assumed I said something about him in a song,” Cassper said.
“He ended up turning up on social media and not calling me. It got blurry.”
The rapper claimed that he did not respond to HHP when he called him out on social media, because he has respect for him. He added that he is aware of the rollercoaster year that HHP has had this year, which could also be a contributing factor to their estranged relationship.
“Because of the respect I have for him I never responded. I just understood and at the same time I cared. I saw a cry out for recognition. And hurt. He seemed to be going through a lot of things. He didn’t only lash out at me.
“I still haven’t spoken to him. I tried… even yesterday. The line doesn’t go through. I love Jabba forever because he changed my life. When he took me, no one wanted to touch me… if not for Jabba, I wouldn’t be here,” he explained.
In April, HHP revealed that he had tried to commit suicide at least three times last year. He later booked himself into rehab to detox himself from antidepressants. To add to the pain, HHP’s hardrive with all his “life’s works” was stolen from his home.