Rapper HHP has accepted the criticism about his job as host of the SAMAs, but he’s also defended himself, saying the script was changed at the last minute.
HHP came under fire as Twitter critics voiced their disappointment with how he hosted the biggest music award event in the country.
The rapper, however, decided to look at the positive things that came out of his Samas experience, and shared them in a lengthy message on Facebook, in which he also admits that he should “take public speaking lessons” and should “grow a thicker skin and try my luck at stand up”.
He has also defended himself, though, saying that he was caught off-guard by sudden changes made to his script.
Speaking to Daily Sun, HHP said the online criticism did not take him by surprise, and that he did the best he could under the circumstances.
“I won’t lie, I had fun hosting the awards. I was definitely expecting some naysayers,” HPP admitted.
“I had to appeal to people from different backgrounds, but I took the bull by the horns and did it. In my 15 years in this industry, I have learned that negative feedback and haters are not a liability, but a commodity. I need that feedback. I think I appreciate it more than anything.”
HHP, whose real name is Jabulani Tsambo, further explained that there were several technical difficulties which made his job more difficult, on top of unexpected changes.
“I got my script on Thursday and I am one of those people who cram things, so I was a bit lost when the script was changed,” he told the publication.