Babes Wodumo: I remain the queen of gqom until I decide otherwise!
Having released a song that has once again captured the local and global audience, self-proclaimed gqom queen Babes Wodumo is here to make sure that Mzansi and the world knows that she never lost her star power.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Babes made it known that she's not “reclaiming the crown” because she never stepped off her throne.
“I don't think my crown was ever off my head, I remain the queen of gqom until I decide otherwise!”
Her latest single eLamont has been praised by Black Is King star Busiswa and US power couple Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz.
Even though Babes has faced a lot of criticism in the past for featuring Mampintsha on all her songs, she used the same recipe again for her “comeback” album. Babes explained why she thinks Mampintsha is the “perfect” person for her to collaborate with.
“Mampintsha is the only one who understands me and the type of gqom I make. Mampintsha understands me and that's why we make great music together, we are able to communicate properly.
“Also a lot of artists don't really understand gqom, so I don't want a situation where I feature people that will make my songs lame or drain my vibe. However, I do most of the singing on the songs and I also feature on songs from his album,” Babes said.
While she wasn't willing to elaborate on her personal relationship, Babes made it clear that she and Mampintsha knew how to draw the line between work and home. She added that she appreciated the working relationship because of the distinction.
“We have a very good working relationship. When we are busy at work, we are not boyfriend and girlfriend. We understand each other and we work!”
Completely shutting down the pregnancy rumours that surfaced after her music video for eLamont was released, Babes said people loved jumping to conclusions whenever she was involved. She added that even though she one day wants to settle down and have children, that time was nowhere in the near future.
“There's no woman that doesn't have a future version of herself where she settles down and has kids and gets married. However, for me, I still have a lot of things I need to achieve before that time comes. So once I have ticked those off, then I can have children, get married etc. It's all a matter of time I guess,” she said.