South African rapper Blxckie revealed that he was involved in a road traffic accident following a punctured tyre over the weekend. According to the rapper, real name Sihle Sithole, the vehicle he was travelling in, crashed after the driver lost control following a tyre puncture.
Fortunately, no one suffered any serious injuries in the crash. Blxckie said the accident occurred when he was travelling from Lesotho to Joburg in order to catch a flight to Durban. As a result of the accident, Blxckie says he was unable to perform in Durban, where he had a fully booked show.
Sharing details of the accident on photo-sharing social media platform Instagram, Blxkie said,
So.. what happened is, we were driving from Lesotho to Jozi to catch a 6 pm flight to Dbn so I can get to these gigs and whatever. When we get to bloem (Bloemfontein), which is like a Lil bit over halfway to Jozi, one of the back tyres get a puncture, and the car goes out of control and skids onto the side of the road.
Never been in such a hectic accident. Anyway, luckily we all survived and tried to make another plan to get to Dbn. We booked an 8 pm flight but getting that punctured tyre switched took a big chunk out of our time, and, even worse, one of the front tyres popped as soon as we got into Jozi. No other flights available and driving to Dbn at this time is not an option.
Sorry to all the friends and family that were expecting to see me in Dbn tonight.
Blxckie was recently crowned South Africa’s hottest MC for 2021, at the annual MTV Base Hottest MCs.
Commenting on the award in December, Blxckie said,
“I won’t lie, I was expecting it. Nobody works harder so it’s only fitting. This just means that I’ve become a target for a lot of other artists that want that position so its just up to me to stay on my toes and make sure nobody catches up.”
“It really feels amazing. It has always been something I was looking forward to. Would watch it every year and be inspired. It’s even crazier that it’s my first time being on the list.”