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Babes Wodumo comes under fire for shaming 'baby mamas' & their 'out of wedlock' kids

“I got married, then I had a child so don't compare yourselves with me,” Babes said.

22 July 2021 - 10:00 By deepika naidoo
The Gqom singer has rubbed fans up the wrong way with her latest rant.
The Gqom singer has rubbed fans up the wrong way with her latest rant.
Image: Instagram/Babes Wodumo

Gqom singer and dancer Babes Wodumo has left the internet in a vexed mess after taking a dig at women who have children outside marriage.

In a scathing rant in a Facebook Live video from earlier this week, Babes told those tuning in that she doesn't want to be compared to women who have children and aren't married to their baby's fathers.

“You see this thing of crying about your baby daddy who left you, don't do that with me. I got married then I had a child so don't compare yourselves with me. Do not compare your baby daddies with me. This has nothing to do with me.”

The Wololo hitmaker also questioned why people give birth at such a young age.

“Your baby daddy made you pregnant then left you with the baby, I wonder why you gave birth at a very young age. So I don't want nothing to do with that,” she said.

When Twitter users got hold of the video they flooded the TL, sharing their verdicts on Babes. This resulted in Babes landing and staying on the Twitter trends list for hours.

TshisaLIVE reached out to Babes and her team. West Ink Records manager Sbu Ncube said that they see nothing wrong with the video or comments she made in the Facebook Live.

He reasoned that Babes was responding to a user in the comments and further stated that 'it is a free country', so Babes was well within her rights to say what she said.

"She was responding to a comment from her live video," he said.

On Twitter, many people felt that her comments were uncalled for, while others were there for the laughs.

Check out some of the reactions below:

Babies have been on Babes' mind ever since she gave birth to her baby boy, nicknamed Sponge, with hubby Mampintsha, in June this year.

Taking to Instagram, the star showed off their baby boy to the world after months of speculation that the star was pregnant. 

“Unkulunkulu emuhle njalo (God is always good). Our beautiful blessing is finally here, inhlanhla yethu!” Babes revealed. 

This article has been updated to show comment from Babes Wodumo's publicist.