Rasta receives backlash for Riky Rick portrait

image cred: instagram/@rastatheartist
image cred: instagram/@rastatheartist

By Katlego Sekhu

Rasta has found himself being dragged by black Twitter again following his portraits of late South African rapper Riky Rick.

To honour the fallen legend Rasta completed three portraits and presented them at African Bank, Legends barbershop, and an unidentified location respectively.

However, his warm gesture was not well received by fans of the musician with some going as far as saying he should be “arrested.”

Rasta has made it a trend of his to paint famous personalities after they pass on.

Riky was laid to rest on Tuesday morning at a private ceremony attended by close family, friends, and select media.

A special tribute celebration for the rapper will be held this Friday, 4 March.

Riky Rick passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning, 23 February 2022, in his studio in Johannesburg.

Speaking at his funeral on Tuesday, Riky’s wife Bianca promised to ensure that his legacy lives on.

“He often said I was saving his life without realizing that he too was saving mine. My king, my heart, my forever love thank you for giving us all you had.

“Thank you for choosing me, teaching me, and for believing in us. I will forever be grateful for the gift of you. I promise to give our children all your life and mine,” she shared.

“I promise to continue fulfilling your purpose, honoring your memory and I will make sure that your legacy lives on.”

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