DJ Black Coffee who came under fire for performing in Israel earlier this year, has once again spoken out against the criticism he received.

Black Coffee was hauled over the coals on social media and by BDS South Africa, after a complete boycott of the country was imposed.

During an interview on IOL, Black Coffee said that the performance had nothing to do with politics and he merely just had his own best interests at heart.

He said that having such a big fan base in the country strengthened his global reach. “I think in my career, it was my third time playing there. The first two times were in a small club called The Block. This year was the first Black Coffee Show and it was in a park. We had 6 500 people – it was sold out. This is why when I came back, for
me, it wasn’t anything political. It was big for me as an artist to have this reach in a different country,” he said.

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At the time of the fiasco, Black Coffee slammed critics on social media, making it clear that he was just an artist working to feed his family.