Manchester United paid tribute to the late South African rapper AKA.
AKA was shot and killed outside a restaurant in Durban, South Africa, on Friday, February 10. He was shot six times, according to police, and passed away on the spot.
Forbes was with Tebello Tibz Motsoane, who was also killed that night. Bodyguard for the rapper was also injured.
The Red Devils paid a special tribute to the Sim Dope rapper in their FA Cup match against West Ham on Wednesday.
Manchester United faced West Ham in the fifth round of the FA Cup at Old Trafford on Wednesday. High-riding Manchester United paid a touching tribute to the South African rapper in the obituary section.
“We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Kiernan Forbes — otherwise known as ‘AKA’ — a rapper and United supporter from South Africa, at the age of just 35. He was a huge Red and greatly adored by so many. Our thoughts are with his family and many loved ones,” read Manchester United’s tribute to Super Mega.
AKA was a staunch fan of Man United and often hyped his fellow countrymen Benni McCarthy on social media.
Just before AKA’s tragic death, the hip-hop artist shared a post from Man United’s Instagram account hyping Benni McCarthy on his Instagram stories.
On Friday, McCarthy posted two pictures on his Instagram page to show his appreciation for Manchester United in honouring AKA, his fellow countrymen.
Sharing the cover of the Manchester United Match Programme, Benni McCarthy captioned the pictures:
“FA Cup Match Programme with a nice mention for my brother AKA.”iHarare