Zef hip hop duo, Die Antwoord has hit back at Australian musician, Zheani, who claims that the rappers “trafficked” her to South Africa
Zheani aired the allegations in the form of a diss track last week.
Up until last week many South Africans had never heard of Australian singer and model, Zheani. But that all changed when she released her EP, containing an explosive new song titled The Question in which she takes aim at both Yolandi Visser and Ninja from Die Antwoord with some pretty explosive claims.
The Question is a lyrically loaded diss track filled with some potentially serious allegations about the two rappers including child grooming, trafficking, ritual torture and revenge pornography.
Here are a few of the most charged lines in the song:
“I don’t give a f*** you spent a decade with the man
Getting brainwashed by this man
You’re still playing out his plan
And grooming up his f****** fans”
(Allegations against Ninja)
“I’m about to pay the pied piper
Your lucks up
You shared those photos while on set with Blomkamp
Emailed them to Copely that was a crime c***
Sex offending a** come to ‘stralia get locked up”
After watching this play out over the past weekend, Yolandi Visser has decided to respond on behalf of Die Antwoord
In a two-part statement shared on Instagram, the female half of the famous duo refuted all claims made by Zheani. Yolandi described the Australian as a “clout chasing fan” who had dated Ninja for a few days.
Here is the background:
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CLOUT CHASER part 1 It has come to my attention that a DA fan girl called ZHEANI has accused me of some really horrible things. I dont usually respond to these things as people say shit abt me all the time. But this time she has attacked my family including my daughter. Me and ninja broke up in 2013- I started seeing someone else. And Ninja had a bunch of girlfriends at the time. One of them was a fangirl from Australia called Zheani, who Ninja invited to south africa to visit him. She accepted the invite and came to visit shortly after. i think she stayed in SA a total of 4 days or something. i only saw them once during her visit. As you can imagine it was a lil awkward cos our break up was still kinda fresh. I bumped into Ninja and this girl and she asked me for a foto. My first impression of her was she seemed like an obsessive DA fan girl – her hair was cut exactly like mine but she also seemed sweet. Ninja told me aside that after meeting her in person, he didnt really have chemistry with her. Shortly after this he cut the trip short an she returned to Australia. But Ninja felt bad because he said she was a nice person. And they stayed friends on txt. A year or so later (cant remember exact dates) we played at the Big Day out Festival in Australia. Zheani hit us up and asked us if she could help us get Vegan food on tour. We said yes as i thought that was a cool idea. So our management hired her as a PA for our crew. She brought me vegan food every morning on tour – she was really sweet and knew her food well. But when we were backstage i did notice she was trying very hard to hit on 2CHAINZ the rapper who was touring with us. she gave him her number 10 seconds after meeting him and kept hitting on him and his crew the whole time. I thought this was kind of lame – but not a big deal. Anyway the tour ended and the last time i saw this girl she brought me a vegan burger in my hotel room. I said good bye, gave her a a hug and I never heard from her again. ninja told me he stopped speaking to her after the tour because he said she was irritating. (tbc see nxt post)
In the second half of the statement, however, Yolandi clears the air completely, saying: “5 years later this fan girl Zheani comes out with an insane story saying she was ‘trafficked out’ to africa by me 😂 (trafficking involes kidnapping btw). She also said I tortured her and put her in a satanic ritual🤪. (just for the record me and ninja are Buddhists, we practise yoga, meditate and are vegetarian. Yes our music and videos are crazy as we are Surreal Artists).”
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CLOUT CHASER prt2 5 years later this fan girl Zheani comes out with an insane story saying she was ‘trafficked out’ to africa by me 😂 (trafficking involes kidnapping btw). She also said i tortured her and put her in a satanic ritual🤪. (just for the record me and ninja are Buddhists, we practise yoga, meditate and are vegetarian. Yes our music and videos are crazy as we are Surreal Artists) this girl is ticking all the boxes of a Crazy Person here. She said ninja dated her cus she looks like my daughter ❓❓❓I mean… WTF??? i know during the 4 days ninja “dated” her, they took a nude selfie together that Zheani sent to Ninja afterwards. Ninja never posted this foto. He’s had so many girlfriends ever since and Zheani was long gone and deleted. this was 5 or 6 years ago and now she comes creeping out the woodwork, with this mental story she’s made up in her head to try launch a music career. This is a typical case of Clout Chasing (google that shit) plz let this be a lesson to y’all. Be careful who you let into your space, escially IG thots . love all but trust no one!!! Women are very powerful. But women who get dumped can turn sour and sour and more sour. It is dangerous when they start making up lies and believing their own bullshit to get back at whoever dumped them. Dont abuse your power girls. “You can fool some people sometimes, but you cant fool all the people all the time” -Bob Marley This is the last time I’m mentioning this girl. I wish her good luck with music, but it would have been stronger to set her career off with good energy, instead of shooting herself in the foot. Anyway, back to reality. Love you all xx ¥
A resolution between both artists doesn’t seem to be close, however, as immediately after she shared this statement, Zheani came back with her own replies on Instagram stories:
WARNING: The below video contains strong language
Whose side of this messy and controversial story do you believe?