No more drama!

Rap­per talks about mak­ing peace with Di­neo Ranaka for the sake of their daugh­ter

Move! - - CONTENTS - By Palesa Mat­je­bele

BE­FORE Blak­lez, real name Lesego Moiloa, was known as a rap­per, he was al­ready fa­mous for dat­ing Metro FM’s ra­dio host, Di­neo Ranaka. The pair’s re­la­tion­ship was in the pub­lic eye and so was their ugly break-up. The ex-lovers have a five-yearold daugh­ter to­gether and the rap­per says they have put their dif­fer­ences aside and made peace for Kopano’s sake.


When the rap­per first made an ap­pear­ance on his then girl­friend’s real­ity show, Di­neo’s Diary in 2013, peo­ple thought that he was us­ing the fa­mous per­son­al­ity to make a name for him­self. And then when he dropped hits, it was said that he only got at­ten­tion be­cause he’s with the me­dia per­son­al­ity. But five years later, without Di­neo, the rap­per is still one of the most re­spected lo­cal hip hop artists with three al­bums un­der his belt. Things un­for­tu­nately didn’t end well for the pair. Their break-up was aired on TV and they took it all the way to so­cial me­dia where they called each other out a cou­ple of times. How­ever, their re­cent so­cial me­dia posts sug­gest that they are now see­ing eye-to-eye. The rap­per sends Di­neo birth­day shoutouts and on Mother’s Day, he thanked her for bless­ing him with a daugh­ter and called her a su­per­woman. In a ra­dio in­ter­view, Blak­lez con­firmed that their re­la­tion­ship has im­proved. “She’s one of the most mis­un­der­stood hu­man be­ings. She cares so much about peo­ple and her sur­round­ings,” Blak­lez said.


The hip hop artist, who once said Di­neo was not wife ma­te­rial, says time has helped them work things out.

He says once they came to the re­al­i­sa­tion that they have no con­trol over time, they knew that they had to make things right. He says they cre­ated a beau­ti­ful life and that if they con­tin­ued in the path that they were on, their daugh­ter would also walk in the same path of bit­ter­ness, de­struc­tion and bro­ken­ness.

“You don’t want to spend ev­ery mo­ment of your time be­ing bit­ter and up­set be­cause it holds you back,” he says. The Free­dom or Fame hit­maker says Kopano is a com­bi­na­tion of both him and Di­neo. He de­scribes her as in­tel­li­gent and in­quis­i­tive. Blak­lez hopes that even though they are no longer to­gether, their child will use their civil re­la­tion­ship as an ex­am­ple of what a good re­la­tion­ship looks like.

“She can see that there is a pos­si­bil­ity that although peo­ple are not to­gether, their bro­ken­ness can be healed,” he says.

When Move! con­tacted Di­neo, she was on her way to fetch her kids from school. She de­clined to com­ment on the na­ture of the re­la­tion­ship she has with her baby daddy but shared that she’s in a healthy and happy place.


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