The new season of the hit BET Africa’s Behind the Story kicked off with a bang this week
Radio personality DJ Fresh sat down with Pearl Thusi to reveal all, following several months of drama.
The 947 presenter talked candidly about his dramatic exit from Metro FM, and bullying in the entertainment industry.
While many expected the DJ to address the sexual harassment complaints made against him on social media, the episode was recorded before all the drama.
Fresh has already addressed the allegations, calling them “false and without base”, but Twitter users were hoping to get more details on the show.
Not enough juice man , expected more from this interview with Dj fresh #behindthestory
— hlengie (@hlengiwe12D) September 18, 2019
Sexual abuse claims aside, Fresh had enough drama to talk about. Here’s a look at some of the highlights from his interview with Pearl Thusi.
Metro FM drama
DJ Fresh opened up about his controversial Metro FM suspension. He was pulled off the air in June after a listener complained that he used foul language on air. Fresh allegedly said “msunery“, a form of a Zulu swear word that means ‘a***h**e’.
Following weeks of being MIA from his popular Fresh Breakfast Show, the SABC announced that it had terminated its contract with him.
Fresh told Pearl he thought the whole situation was badly handled. “Metro did not live up to my expectation, my principles did not allow for me to be bullied like that,” he told Pearl.
In less than an hour your favourite show is back… Thank you for loving it as much as I love making it for you! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/YNrCbDTSlv
— #QueenSono (@PearlThusi) September 18, 2019
DJ Fresh is right.
All that drama over 'Msunery' was very badly handled, esp. since Metro relies on
We'll never know why it was
blown out of porportion
— Black Diamond (@BlackDi36964418) September 18, 2019
Not a South African citizen
Viewers were shocked to learn that DJ Fresh is not South African. The DJ was born in Botswana and moved to South Africa in 1994 to pursue his studies.
He had already established himself as a DJ in his home country and continued deejaying in SA. Despite having lived in Mzansi for more than two decades, Fresh revealed that he does not have South African citizenship and still uses his Botswana passport.
Showing his wife some love
DJ Fresh gushed about his wife Thabiso Sikwane. Viewers could not stop oohing and aahing about how he hyped Thabiso during the interview.
The real DJ Fresh
Twitter users praised the DJ for speaking his mind on the show and giving his fans a glimpse of the real DJ Fresh.
“What an honest interview! Love it” one Twitter user wrote.
— Trevor Mabalane (@Izzo_trev) September 18, 2019