Rapper Stevo Simple Boy has opened up about his feelings after fellow artist KRGtheDon referred to him as “kilema,” a term that translates to physically challenged or disabled in Swahili.
KRGtheDon, during an interview on a local radio station while promoting his collaboration with Konshens, was asked about Stevo’s comment describing him not as an artist but as a video vixen. Dismissively, KRG responded that he had no statement to make in response to Stevo, referring to him as “kilema” in a derogatory manner.
Upon being questioned about this incident in a blog by Trudy Kitui, Stevo expressed that KRG’s statement had deeply hurt him. However, he added that he wouldn’t let it affect him in any way, as he has grown accustomed to being labeled negatively.
“It really hurt me, but I just knew these are just exchange of words, let everyone show off. I can’t tell what made KRG call me disabled, I just don’t know,” Stevo said.
Nevertheless, the artist mentioned that despite KRG’s statement appearing to belittle and humiliate him, it did not carry much weight with his close family and friends. Stevo explained that his understanding wife and supportive family recognized that such statements were merely part of the banter within the music industry.
“My wife understands, and my family also understands; they just said these are just music-related words,” Stevo reassured his fans who may have been upset by KRG’s comments.