Nonhle cries foul
Star wishes to focus on new life with rapper fiancé
NONHLE Thema is tired of the “drama” that has haunted her over the past few years and is now making her new family her priority.
“Forget all the lies being told about me; forget about Young Nucho. My wonderful fiancé, Arthur [Bolton], is the father of my child and I’m building a positive life with him. I am not going to allow myself to slip into depression again, ” says the 31-year-old Reality
Check star. The “drama” Thema is referring to is the social media backlash after her family’s May magazine cover story in one of the weeklies.
In the story, they claim Bolton is US rapper Lupe Fiasco’s brother and that their baby daughter, Star, is the face of online kiddies’ wear label Pamplmousse.
Bolton (24) is himself a budding rapper who has been in the country since the beginning of this year.
“South Africans have been very negative about me and my fiancée. I don’t know why they would think we would just say things we don’t mean. We are mature parents now and we are not looking for unnecessary attention,” he told Sunday World during a sit-down at a restaurant on Friday. Addressing the fiasco around his “brother” Lupe, Bolton says: “He is my stepbrother, we share the same father. ”
Unlike half siblings, step brothers and sisters are not related by blood.
“Lupe always told me to drop the ‘ step ’ and I should just call him my brother. We are still very close.”
As for their baby daughter being a model for a high-end international brand, Pamplmousse managing director Maria Foster told Sunday World in a statement that their company “does not have a ‘ face ’ and have not done business with Nonhle ”.
An annoyed Thema produced emails that show conversations between her and Pamplmousse senior staff members, including those in marketing and design departments.
“Pamplmousse is dishonest and is abusing my brand. Why would I expose my child for nothing? Most people didn’t even know the fashion label. I signed a contract with them, they owe me my R50 000. I’m ready to go to court if I don’t get it,” says the original face of VUZU.
“Rapid success has proved toxic to my life and I got sucked into the horrors of celebrity life. I feel I have been given a second chance now.”
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