Babes Wodumo & Lady Zamar on that video
Fans were outraged when she mocked Lady Zamar’s skin problems on social media – but friends say that’s who Babes Wodumo really is
TALENTED, vibrant , funky and fresh. Those were words people used when referring to Babes Wodumo soon after she made waves on the music scene. These days the singer is still the talk of the town – but none of it has to do with her musical talent. First there was that video of Mampintsha beating her. The outpouring of sympathy was vast and wide but then she dropped all charges and went back to him, drawing heaps of criticism.
Then Babes, real name Bongekile Simelane, sparked pregnancy rumours when she shared a photo of herself with the record boss, captioning it “Baby Daddy”.
And social-media users recently called on music lovers to boycott the musicians after Babes and Mampintsha released a picture of themselves brandishing guns to promote their Bonnie and Clyde tour.
Yet nothing could prepare her for the backlash she received when she bullied Lady Zamar.
In a video posted on her Twitter account, Babes is heard mocking the Monarch singer because of her acne and calling her all sorts of nasty names.
Babes deleted the post, saying it was not her who posted the video and that her phone had been hacked.
But now Babes has backtracked on her hacking statement and admits to DRUM that she was mean to Lady Zamar.
“Yazini (You know what) I love Lady Zamar and she knows that,” a contrite Babes tells us.
“I was just upset by the comments she made to some of the contestants on Idols, but I understand I shouldn’t have sworn at her or made fun of her face. I used to have pimples too,” she says.
“I love Lady Zamar,” she adds. “I love her music, especially Collide. I would never say anything to hurt her.
“Ngiyaxolisa (I’m sorry),” she adds. “That’s all I can say for now. Maybe we can do a song in the future, I don’t know.”
I T’S not the first time Babes has been accused of being a bully. She once swore at a fellow traveller at Cape Town International Airport after the woman reportedly told her to keep quiet.
And she was charged with beating Nelisiwe Zondi after Nelisiwe posted a