K.O Explains How Being Overwhelmed By Fame & Money Made Him Broke. Most rappers are known for spending most of their money on booze, parties and girls which often lead to their bank balances lacking stability. A good example of a rapper who went through dealing with fame by flashing the rand is K.O who admitted to have used money so recklessly that he went broke.
“It is a lot easier to blow up and have that one big song which brings you all these things like money and fame. But it’s a lot harder to maintain it. I don’t know if it’s because we don’t have those conversations about saving or being smart with money or we think it (money and fame) will last forever. But we need to learn as hip-hop how to do better.” said the Caracara hitmaker speaking to TshisaLIVE.
The rapper further discussed how the temptation to show off and fit in can also shadow their mentality.
“There’s a temptation to show off, to show that you are richer and better than other people in the game. People think because you are on their radio and TV, you are richer than them and artists feel they need to maintain that idea.
“I think we are seeing a change, with people getting called out on social media by fans who are telling them they are showing off. That takes some of the edge off, but it’s still really hard to not give in to that temptation from the industry.”