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Forbes family slams new book on AKA and Anele as ‘distasteful and opportunistic’

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AKA’s parents Tony and Lynn Forbes issued a media statement saying they were not associated in any way with the book and did not endorse it.

AKA’s parents, Tony and Lynn Forbes.

THE parents of late rapper Kieran “AKA” Forbes have distanced themselves from Melinda Ferguson’s new book, “When Love Kills: The tragic tale of AKA and Anele”, describing it as “distateful and opportunistic”.

It is set for release this week.

Excerpts from the book published on Monday described details about AKA and Anele Tembe’s fractured relationship, with details about how just a month after paying lobola for Tembe, she had allegedly thrown her engagement ring at him the night before she died.

The book also shared details that Tembe had been uneasy about DJ Zinhle, the mother of AKA’s daughter, Kairo.

It is alleged the couple had been arguing about her the night before she died.

Tembe’s father, Moses, is also quoted as saying his daughter had reported that the late rapper was allegedly hurting her, but he admits he did not intervene.

“I should have done something more,” he is quoted as saying in the book.

The Forbes family, through AKA’s parents Tony and Lynn Forbes, on Monday issued a media statement saying they were not associated in any way with the book and did not endorse it.

“When Melinda reached out to us we respectfully and rightfully declined to contribute to her book,” said the Forbes couple.

“At this stage we cannot give any further comment on the book as we are unaware of its contents. We do, however, find the intended publication of the book and the timing distasteful and opportunistic.”

Ferguson, responding to her Facebook followers at the time, shared that she spoke intensively to both sides of the families and received permission from Anele’s father.

“I wrote this book in an attempt to try to understand a story about two people who fell down a rabbit hole of toxic love,” Ferguson said.

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