Ngizwe mocks Nicki Minaj’s butt

By Drum Digital
16 March 2016

Controversial Ukhozi FM radio personality Ngizwe Mchunu is in hot water after he made fun of Nicki Minaj’s butt.

By Zama Chutshela

Ngizwe, who was the MC at the Maz Maskandi Ambassador Awards on Saturday at The Playhouse Company in Durban, said he cannot wait to see Nicki dancing with her “fake” butt.

“I can’t wait to see Nicki Minaj’s bums at Moses Mabhida [Stadium].... Oh....come Sunday so I can see Nicki Minaj dancing with her fake bums [sic],” Ngizwe said, while sticking out his own behind to imitate Nicki’s famous derrière.

Nicky posing

The audience, which consisted of young and old, including the guest artists, was not sure how to respond. Some laughed but others were too shy to even look at him. One guest said: “This is uncalled for.”

Meanwhile, POWA (People Opposing Women Abuse) and the Commission for Gender and Equality are calling for the DJ to apologise for his reckless and negligent comments.

“This is a very unfortunate statement from a radio personality. Ngizwe should know better, he is a young man representing a very big organisation so he must watch what comes out of his mouth because millions of young people listen to him. He must start acting like a role model,” Nonhlanhla Mokwena, executive director of POWA, said. She added that such comments have no space in society.

“This can only suggest that he views women as objects, and not as human beings,” she said.

The Commission for Gender and Equality’s Javu Baloyi said Ngizwe’s comments are discriminatory and should not be ignored. “His statement is discriminatory. The context in which he said this does not really matter, it just cannot be justified and he must be man enough and apologise,” Javu said.

Ngizwe did not answer his phone or respond to SMSes.

“I’m not sure if he is a freelancer or not because it could happen that he was acting in his private capacity. But either way, we always encourage our presenters to behave themselves. This is because whatever they do might negatively or positively impact on our brand. We certainly cannot run their lives, but by the same token we cannot risk the brand,” Kaizer Kganyago, the SABC’s spokesperson, said.

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