'I told her where to get off': Zodwa clarifies 'confrontation' with Ntsiki
Zodwa Wabantu was not impressed when she heard that Ntsiki Mazwai had used her semi-nude pictures as a "debate starter" on Twitter and didn’t mince her words when they bumped into each other at the Moja Love studios.
The entertainer clarified recent tabloid reports that they got into a heated confrontation, saying it was blown out of proportion, but admitted that she wasn’t too pleased with Ntsiki.
"I had never had any interaction with Ntsiki before the one you are talking about. I know she’s popular on Twitter, but I don’t have Twitter, so I know from what my friends told me what she says about me. I was at the Moja Love studios for a shoot and she approached me in the make-up room to tell me how she loves me and stuff, but I was firm and I told her where to get off, because I know what she says behind my back,” Zodwa told TshisaLIVE.
The entertainer said she wasn’t one to pretend or beat around the bush.
Zodwa explained that her friends told her about Ntsiki’s post from a few weeks ago and that Ntsiki had a lot to say about her.
"I don’t care about her or what she says. I just can’t pretend, so when she came to me I was firm, I told her the truth about how I feel. People always use me for whatever reason behind my back for relevance or fame or whatever, and then want to come to me like we are friends. I don’t appreciate being used like that. I was just protecting myself. Don’t say one thing about me in my absence and another in my presence.”
However, in the tweet Zodwa's referring to, Ntsiki defended her when trolls came for her for posting nude pictures on a public platform.
Ntsiki confirmed to TshisaLIVE that she and Zodwa did have an “awkward” conversation. She explained that she felt Zodwa was misinformed about the things she accused her of saying.
"I am a great fan of Zodwa and believe society needs women like her to push the envelope. I believe that Zodwa is picking up stories from hearsay. I was excited to see her in the make-up room as I have often talked about her (even on my podcast, a week before she confronted me). I had often defended her from trolls and when we discuss her nude picture as a nation I always make sure we defend and protect her dignity as a woman.”
She made it clear that she's a big supporter of Zodwa and wishes her nothing but success.
“I believe Zodwa has been attacked by many people and she assumed I am one of those. Until Zodwa can actually produce proof of me attacking her then I think we are just dealing with Zodwa's insecurity right now. I don't get into confrontations - that's not my style or approach. I was excited to see her and she (mistakenly) made wrong accusations which she cannot own up to.
“I wish Zodwa love and happiness. As for me, I am focusing on my new journey at Moja Love TV and would like to concentrate on positive energy,” Ntsiki said.