Warning: Don’t mess with the Ninja

2011-11-19 17:13

No matter what, do not anger hip-hop band Die Antwoord because you never know what diabolical revenge plan they will dish out.

The Mail&Guardian journalist Chris Roper is learning this the hard way. Roper, who reviewed the band’s $O$ album in December, criticised the band for taking a jab at Afrikaans music singers Steve Hofmeyr and Koos Kombuis.

He wrote: “Never has South African hip-hop sounded more snide and parochial, more resolutely middle class, which is ironic given Die Antwoord’s attempts to pitch themselves as lower-class trash.

“Sadly – and I speak as a fan – we might be seeing Die Antwoord’s schtick becoming threadbare here, especially when you have all the tracks together.”

And now he is paying dearly for his brutal honesty. The band that is made up of the tattooed and pyjama-wearing zef rappers, Ninja and Yolandi Vi$$er, released a video for their latest hit Fok Julle Naaiers just last week.

In the video they show Roper’s cellphone number in full along the lyrics: “Viva ANC moffie; 4 hot bum sex, call 083?277?****”.
In response, the writer said: “All I can do is laugh it off.

“I suspect this has to do with the CD review I wrote last year, but I must thank them for the great ­database they have given me. I ­haven’t been this popular ever.

“Since I’ve been busy I might have missed a few calls from ­random numbers but so far I think I have received 10 calls (for bum sex)!” said Roper.

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