'I never thought anyone would react so negatively': DJ Sbu in hot water over fake Forbes cover

By admin
24 March 2015

Forbes Africa are taking legal action against the local star for allegedly fabricating a cover, featuring himself and his energy drink Mofaya.

But the DJ, whose real name is Sibusiso Leope, has threatened to sue the publication right back. Sbu says he had nothing to do with recreating the magazine cover, and simply retweeted a picture of it that was doing the rounds on social media.

By @made2fly11 "When something great is birthed, something so powerful that it will end the long existing monopoly in the beverages industry, when this new product is just too awesome that competitors fear it because they know it will run them out of business until they want to buy it out but fail and end up buying into it. When this new awesome drink has EVERY SINGLE PERSON talking about it, when even those that have not tasted it before are talking bad about it... When even our own black brothers are hating on another brother who did what millions have failed to do before... When every tom dick and harry becomes a critic and all off a sudden now has an opinion about something they have never know a single thing about... When all of this is going on, then just know that this is truly an awesome and great product! Why else would #MoFaya be trending and on the lips of millions of people? Obviously competitors will do all it takes to try take this threat that is #MoFaya out the game, but guess what? That will not happen in this lifetime because through all this negative talk around @djsbu_ in attempt to kill his brand, all these haters are managing to do is throw bricks at him which he will use to build this empire that is #MoFaya... So hate on haters and watch this success story unfold right infront of your eyes... #MoFayaOrNothing @siphiwelikhulenishongwe @zulu_billionz @sipho_jiyane" via @PhotoRepost_app

A photo posted by MoFayaGetsForbesRecognition (@djsbu_) on

"I was honoured that someone would that someone would go to the trouble of creating such an image," he said in a statement from Mofaya.

"I thought it was so cool so I re-tweeted it. I never thought that Forbes Africa or anyone else would react so negatively to it." Mofaya have implied they may take legal action against Forbes Africa themselves. "We would think that an organisation such as Forbes Africa would know that publishing such false and damaging accusations against prominent members of the public may be considered defamatory and render them liable for damages."

The DJ was recently suspended from Metro FM for punting Mofaya on air and at an awards show.

Additional sources: facebook.com/DJSbuOfficial, ewn.co.za, timeslive.co.za, mg.co.za

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