Dladla Mshunqisi and other local artists caused a backlog of traffic in Durban on Wednesday when they staged a protest on the N3.
Along with singers Naima Kay and DJ Tira, actors Khaya Dladla and Dawn Thandeka King and local event planners and business people, the group set up a stage on the EB Cloete Interchange and hosted a mini-concert.
They said the lockdown regulations and the limitation of people at venues are impacting on their pockets.
Armed with placards, the group was demanding to be taken seriously by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
After Durban Metro Police fired teargas to disperse the crowd, Black Coffee asked why artists were being treated that way.
Dladla Mshunqisi also had social media in fits of laughter, as a video of him sprinting away from law enforcement officials went viral.