Emtee recently appeared on the “Mass Country” hit song “Crown,” which gave the rapper reason to believe he was getting back to his best.
But, the rapper has now once again shown himself to be his own worst enemy as yet another social media scandal unfolds.
A video of Emtee’s startling Instagram Live started making the rounds online on Friday morning. Emtee directs the camera towards his wife Nicole Kendall Ndevu at the beginning of the tape and says, “Do what you want to do, do it” repeatedly.
He then pans the camera across to what looks to be her mother, another lady in the house, who says: “No, we don’t want to do anything.
Why is Emtee hiding the live when his wife is showing what he did to her on Valentines day?!
I love emtee but he’s fumbling now. pic.twitter.com/35iISK5Na6
— m a s h è s h a 💨 (@_mashesha) March 3, 2023
“He wants to hit us.”
After he asks her why she’s in his house, she adds: “To protect my daughter cause you want to hit us.”
Ndevu then approaches the camera, shows up a photo of her injured face, and accuses Emtee of assaulting her on Valentine’s Day.
He dismisses her charge and promptly turns the camera away. She claims, “This is the proof: You hit me while I was seven months pregnant.”
When the Live concludes, the pair exchanges words off camera. The problematic rapper has disgraced himself on Instagram Live a whopping n-number of times over the years.
In 2017, he committed his most egregious error when he unintentionally exposed his genitalia while peeing live on Instagram.
He and Ndevu, who have two children, have repeatedly accused one another of abuse over the years, making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Emtee stated that Ndevu and her mother had assaulted him in the latter half of 2020 and that her brother had threatened to murder him.
He said that his mother and daughter alternated choking him in an effort to suffocate him. The brother who lifts weights is now threatening to murder me.
Ndevu would later issue a statement in which she claimed that Emtee’s accusations were false and meant to damage her reputation.
“I would want to respond to the untrue claims Mthembeni Ndevu made against me.
“I will no longer protect someone who is trying to destroy my life by making false accusations about me. This is a blatant attempt to tarnish my name and my family’s name. The truth as to the core reason for the public fallout will be revealed.”
Many have attributed Emtee’s erratic behaviour and constant controversies over the years to alleged drug abuse.
Before all the controversies, the 30-year-old was, at one point, arguably the top rapper in SA following his huge breakout single, “Roll Up”, in 2015.
He went on to feature AKA and WizKid on the remix a few months later as he released his multi-award-winning and platinum selling debut album, “Avery”.
In 2017, he followed that up with “Manando”, which was arguably an even more impressive offering than his first album.
Shortly afterwards, Emtee’s career began to unravel amid drama with his record label, Ambitiouz Entertainment, and alleged rampant drug abuse. Videos began to emerge of Emtee appearing to be high at shows and during his peculiar Instagram Lives.
Fans hoped that the worst was behind him when, in December 2022, Emtee joined Da LES’s podcast to speak on how he had quit drugs and lean, the codeine-heavy cough medicine he’s known to drink. It remains to be seen if this is really the case.
Earlier in the week, Emtee took to Twitter to dismiss claims of drug abuse.
“All this drugs talk is pissin me off. I even quit lean. I been sober for a minute so don’t come to me with that drug talk s***. I’m done with that life! Stop tryna push agendas here.”
All this drugs talk is pissin me off. I even quit lean. I been sober for a minute so don’t come to me with that drug talk shit. I’m done with that life! Stop tryna push agendas here misunu
— IVANGELI (@emteerecords) February 28, 2023
Emtee has occasionally displayed glimpses of his exceptional genius over the years, but he has never been able to put the drama behind him and maintain consistency over an extended length of time.
Whether he ever will is a mystery.
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