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

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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

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