Pimped out: Hip-hop trio offered lucrative deals after controversial song about Zuma

2010-03-13 00:00

THREE Mpumalanga hip-hop artists have been offered lucrative deals following a song on which they brand President Jacob Zuma “a pimp”.

The track is called My President’s a Pimp and has been on high rotation since Monday, although it was posted on Youtube’s website last month.

The song, on which the Secunda-based group slams Zuma for fathering a lovechild by soccer boss Irvin Khoza’s daughter, Sonono, features Mthabisi “Inspektah” Mpofu (23), his brother Mpumelelo “Pava Gunz” Mpofu (25) and Isaac “Hoodsta” Mongoato (24).

The trio say on the song: My president’s a pimp, without the pink suit, with an appetite to take a bite out of the forbidden fruit .

They go on to say: He’s immune to catching Aids all he has to do is shower, now you see this is the type of man we need to have in power … Disrespecting Irvin Khoza by impregnating his daughter, I respect my elders but could someone please call him to order.

“Inspektah” Mpofu told Weekend Witness that offers have been pouring in following the recent hype the track has created on social networks.

“We have been offered distribution and publishing deals,” he said, though he declined to reveal the names of the companies involved.

Mpofu said about 90% of those who’ve listened to the track love it and “influential people are even using our Youtube link on their Twitter and Facebook accounts”.

Despite the unflinching lyrics of the track, Mpofu says the song is far from attacking the president.

“Zuma is my president, I respect him and the track is not an attack,” Mpofu said.

 

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