‘You’re going straight to hell’ — Tweeps react to Rasta’s Steve Kekana portrait

Fans remain unimpressed with Rasta's portrait of Steve Kekana.
Fans remain unimpressed with Rasta's portrait of Steve Kekana.
Image: Twitter/Rasta The Artist

Rasta The Artist managed to anger people on Twitter, especially fans of late musician Dr Steve Kekana with his portrait of the revered musician who died recently.

The legendary musician died at the age of 63 on July 1. His manager Xolani Majozi confirmed his death to TshisaLIVE.

The news sent shock waves through Mzansi , with many sharing their tributes to the musician.

Well-known and  controversial celeb portraitist Rasta took to social media with his painting of Steve performing on stage.

“Once again we are losing another great musical icon. May your legendary soul rest in paradise Steve Kekana,” captioned Rasta.

After sharing the portrait, Twitter users flooded the artist’s TL with angry and upset comments.

Most people tweeted that they thought Rasta was again ruffling feathers by disrespecting the legacy and honour of the subjects of his artworks.

Check out the responses here:

Rasta is no stranger to angering the Twitter brigade.

When SA was mourning the loss of veteran actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards, the painter, real name Lebani Sirenje, shared his portrait dedicated to Shaleen and again left the TL up in arms.

See why: