Die Antwoord calls Drake a ‘faggot’ in social media storm

2015-03-09 16:15

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In the latest of their publicity-seeking attacks, Die Antwoord has dissed Canadian hip-hop megastar Drake.

Both outfits are currently playing in Australia. After Drake’s Perth concert Die Antwoord’s Yo-Landi Visser posted a photo of the rapper with the caption, “I am a massive faggot,” explaining in the caption that his show was “kak”.

Despite die hard fans defending the use of the word, the picture has since been removed by Visser.

This isn’t the first time the group has thrown the word around, and they received some serious attention after including it in their hit song Fok Julle Naaiers. At the time, the duo defended the use of the term “faggot”, saying that it is “not offensive in South Africa”, because our society is embracing of colour, religion and different “sexual styles”.

It’s not clear why Die Antwoord targeted Drake, considering that they’ve never interacted or worked together. The general feeling on social media is that the message was an attention-seeking one.

The zef rappers certainly have a history of slamming international stars. In 2012, they berated Lady Gaga on Twitter, saying that they were cooler than her after she invited them to open for her on her local tour. They went on to feature her in their video for Fatty Boom Boom, where a Gaga lookalike gives birth to a Parktown prawn.

Despite their cult following locally and abroad, many who have worked with Die Antwoord have only negative things to say. As City Press reported last year, Neil Blomkamp, who directed the pair in the film Chappie, said that he would never work with them again, and of Ninja that he would never want to be in the same room with him.

Chappie opened internationally on Friday to a slew of negative reviews.

It opens in South Africa this Friday.

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