Nonhle cries foul

Star wishes to fo­cus on new life with rap­per fi­ancé

Sunday World - - Front Page - MOSA MOKHEMA

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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