Why I Dropped Out of School – Cassper Nyovest


Rap mogul Cassper Nyovest has revealed he dropped out of school because he didn’t want to continue wasting his parents money on school fees while also wasting his own time studying.

The 26 year old told The Plug Magazine. “I decided to do this thing full time then I dropped out of school. It just didn’t make sense to me anymore. All I thought about was making music so I was wasting my parents’ money and I was wasting my own time. I had found something I wanted to do for the rest of my life and it kept me sane so that’s why I dropped out. I had to explain to my parents that I wasn’t dropping out to sit on a corner and smoke weed, I was actually dropping out to chase my dream and just change my path. Instead of finishing school I had found something else that made sense to me and I’m glad that they gave me half of a chance and eventually started believing in my dream and eleven years later, it’s amazing.”

Cassper says seeing everything come together for him is a beautiful thing. He said, “My mom just came to my new house and she was crying. It makes it all worth it because they went through so much pain. Imagine a sixteen year old in Johannesburg? You don’t know where they’re sleeping, every single night as a mother you don’t know where they are, where they’re sleeping, what they’re doing. You’re reading stories in the newspaper about people getting killed, [doing] drugs every day, and you have a rascal in Joburg doing something called hip hop. To have things come full circle and see my parents see me succeed and help them is a beautiful thing.”

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