Cassper Nyovest has ditched his ponytail which has been part of his persona ever since he burst into the hip hop scene years ago. He debuted his new cut on the red carpet at the just concluded MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 in Jo’ burg.

Speaking to journalists at the red carpet Cassper maintained that new look was part of his ‘new image’. ”I’m growing up bro‚ my brand is growing up. I’m a CEO now. It’s time for me to boss up and clean up‚” Cassper told Tshisa LIVE. The rapper added that those close to him reacted emotionally when he told them about his decision to cut off his ponytail.

“I didn’t know how much of an emotional attachment people had to it. If the guy who was cutting my hair was like‚ ‘man I can’t believe you making me do this’‚” he said. Cassper has never shied away from change and new challenges. This week he will lead a slew of cutting edge South African artists for his concert Fill Up Orlando Stadium which aims to sell out the 40,ooo capacity stadium, if he succeeds, it will be the biggest concert ever put up by a South African artist.

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