Black Coffee on Riky Rick’s death – I was destroyed because I blamed myself so much
Black Coffee was present to honour his friend Riky Rick on Friday morning at the memorial organized for the late star .
The international DJ spoke from his heart despite being heartbroken, as he blamed himself over Riky’s death.
“I never write speeches, I always try to speak from the heart but not today. I don’t have the heart to speak… I was unfortunately not around on Tuesday, I wish I was. I had to watch everything on line and it was hard,” he said.
The DJ frowned at how the rapper’s last words were maliciously handled by media houses.
“I wanna speak about something that didn’t sit well with me and that is seeing Riky’s last words on a newspaper.”
“I mean, why was something as delicate and special as Riky last words on a newspaper? Written by a black man? Why are we embarrassing ourselves so much? Why are we not at this point building ourselves as black people and making sure that we slowly become the generation that we’ve always wanted to be?”
“Riky didn’t deserve that. Riky was a beautiful human being. Everywhere he went he spread love,” Black Coffee said.
The Grammy nominee spoke about the last time the rapper spoke to him about his struggles, but they never met till he took his life.
“In November, after a night out with Riky and some few friends, early in the morning I woke up and got a message from Riky. He was like ‘OG, Sorry to do this to you but I need to talk to you. I’m going through so much. I don’t wanna let people down, can we please meet.’ I was like, this guy, last night he was the life of the party and I didn’t see anything … and I was like, ‘OK cool, let’s meet.’”
“I realised that Riky actually didn’t want to meet. He just wanted to let me know where he was and how he was feeling. Riky knew that there’s nothing I can do for him. Riky had his own relationship with God, they spoke to each other.”
Black Coffee’s words left lots of viewers in their feelings.