Following the heated controversy involving Caprice and philanthropist Ebit Lew, many were unhappy with the rapper’s actions. The rapper informed on his Instagram yesterday (Wednesday, 28th July) that he has received numerous threats from the public and the preacher’s followers due to his revelations regarding Ebit Lew’s humanitarian aid mission in Gaza.
Caprice proclaimed in the Instagram post that he could no longer remain silent and would explain every slanderous claim made against him since the famous preacher appeared live on Facebook to provide his statement on the issue. Caprice added that Malaysians have been deceived by Ebit Lew’s pious demeanour that he has shown to the public.
During his live session on Facebook last week, Ebit Lew had mentioned that he had met Caprice during their stay in Egypt. Ebit Lew also claimed that Caprice had refused his hug and brushed off his hand when Ebit tried to hug him. “When we hugged, he reacted a little differently, like he pushed me a little. I patted his chest and he suddenly brushed off my hand. At the time, I didn’t think that something was wrong,” said the preacher.
Caprice re-uploaded the video of his meeting with Ebit Lew on 1st July in Egypt. He attempted to let the viewers judge the video as to whether or not he had rejected the hug as alleged by the preacher. According to Caprice (whose real name is Ariz Ramli), he considered the allegation made by Ebit as something serious and it was deemed as an act of defamation.
“I can’t keep quiet anymore… I have received too many threats. I will explain one by one and I will answer each accusation. Defamation is a crime in Islam, much worse than murder,” he wrote. The 33-year-old rapper added that people will eventually understand and open their eyes to what had happened.
Apart from that, Caprice uploaded several Instagram Stories admitting that since he revealed his plan to conduct a live session on Instagram, he has received many threats from ‘fanatics’. He claimed that the threats came from various parties, whether it is from ordinary netizens or individuals with ‘extraordinary’ backgrounds.
Caprice however, insisted that he will never withdraw from his mission even if his life is at stake.