AKA. Picture: Instagram
AKA. Picture: Instagram

LOOK: AKA inks another Michael Jackson tattoo on his arm

By Shingai Darangwa Time of article published Dec 1, 2021

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Rapper AKA has never shied away from expressing his admiration for Michael Jackson.

On the music video for one of his first major singles, Victory Lap, a young AKA dresses like Jackson and imitates one of his famous dance moves.

In the same song, the “All Eyes On Me” hitmaker also raps, “Waiting on my downfall, ground floor up that's elevator action / Michael Jackson couldn't be this Dangerous, sh** happens“.

On his 2018 hit song “Fela In Versace” and last year’s “Cross My Heart”, AKA shows off various impressions of dance moves popularised by Jackson, such as the moonwalk.

Given this history, it was barely a surprise when AKA got a tattoo of baby Michael Jackson a few years ago.

Yesterday, AKA posted Instagram stories of him getting tattooed by Brad Pretorius of Royal Ink Tattoo Studio before revealing late last night through an Instagram and Twitter post that the new tattoo was once again one of Michael Jackson, this time an adult version of the pop icon.

"Original MJ & my favourite MJ ✨ … a lot can happen in a lifetime."

His arm has several other tattoos, including one with his daughter Kairo’s name, and a massive logo of his favourite soccer team, Manchester United.

AKA has endured perhaps the most tumultuous year of his career following the death of his fiancée, Anele “Nellie” Tembe.

After taking some time off from his career to process and heal, AKA has been back performing and releasing music over the past few months.

Since his return to the limelight, he’s released a joint EP with rising star Costa Titch titled “You're Welcome” and a single dedicated to Nellie titled “Tears Run Dry”.

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