Durban socialite Zodwa Wabantu has shared her side of the story after receiving backlash for a video where she is seen telling women to "use their bodies" for money.
Durban socialite Zodwa Wabantu has shared her side of the story after receiving backlash for a video where she is seen telling women to “use their bodies” for money.
This comes after the controversial entertainer sat down with her boss, DJ Tira, where they hashed out the issue of her “vulgar” language at live shows.
In a video posted after a meeting with DJ Tira, the owner of Afrotainment addressed the recent antics and says that he wants Zodwa to inspire people.
The reason for the meeting came after a video of Zodwa went viral during the festive season where she is heard telling women to use their bodies for financial gain.
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— Nkanyezi (@NkanyeziKubheka) January 6, 2018
She has now shared her side of story speaking to TshisaLive, Zodwa states that people misunderstood what she was trying to say and that the backlash came from a lack of context.
“Tira felt that people didn’t understand the story behind why I was saying what I was saying on stage. By nature, I am unfiltered and I don’t hold back but I don’t randomly say things just because I can. So I apologised because he is my boss and he knows better about this business, so I listen when he speaks and will tone it down.”
According to Zodwa, she was asked by an audience member how she feels about being labelled a “prostitute” and “using her private parts to survive”.
“What you must know about me is that I’m focusing on what makes me money. I don’t sing or act, so the best way to relate to them is to talk, they ask me questions. So when I talk to my fans, we are frank. I wasn’t angry, even in that video I was responding to a question about my p***y and how I use it. But the cameras only came on when I was speaking.”
The dancer added that people should not expect her to be like other South African celebs and she has no intention of changing her Kasi girl persona.
“I don’t express myself like your Bonang’s and Minnie Dlamini’s, holding myself back and pretending like I am fine with what people say about me. So if you call me a b**ch, I will call you a b**ch too. I won’t be using words I don’t understand and tripping over myself to impress people.”