WATCH | Makhadzi light up the stage in Malawi and gets super star treatment
Even though her star power and amazing performance in Malawi over the weekend has been overshadowed by trolls body shaming her, musician Makhadzi had a blast representing SA in Malawi and shared the captured moments on her socials.
The Limpopo-born superstar was one of the headlining acts at the Sand Music Festival alongside the likes of Nigeria's Mr P and Jamaica's Gramps Morgan.
From the moment Makhadzi and the squad landed at the Malawian airport, paparazzi and screaming. adoring fans were waiting for her.
After doing interviews and taking selfies with fans, the Red Card hitmaker gave an unforgettable performance, showing Malawians why she's one of the best performers from SA.
Makhadzi introduced herself as “the most beautiful girl in the world” and then left the festival attendees shook by how much energy she had on stage.
Here are some video and pictures from Makhadzi's Malawi take over!
Trolls and body-shamers almost ruined what was otherwise an amazing weekend for the musician.
This comes after an event photographer shared photos of the Makhadzi performing on stage at the weekend that show her dark inner thighs. The picture became ammunition for a troll who used it to body shame Makhadzi, saying the darkness of her inner thighs implied she “doesn't bath”.
Makhadzi's fans came to her defence, slamming the troll. However, upon seeing the viral pictures, Makhadzi apologised to her fans, and essentially her bullies, when she said she was “sorry” her dark thighs offended them and the pictures shouldn't have been shared.
“I would like to apologise to all my fans if you are really disappointed about these pictures. There were a lot of beautiful pictures that a cameraman was gonna post, but he chose to post this to promote his brand, but forgetting the damage he is doing to my soul. I know I am strong and all this will pass. Unfortunately, I cannot change my inner part. I am like this and I am proud,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
This is not the first time the Matorokisi singer has been bullied for her looks or her body. In addition to having written a song about it, she's addressed it many times. This time she added she was pleading with trolls to leave her alone, because while she was strong enough to take their abuse, her family wasn't.
“Yes I am strong but my family and friends are not strong as I am. Seeing them crying about edited pictures really breaks me and affects me badly.
“I would like to ask everyone who reacted with this picture and edited pictures that you are planting something that can affect me badly. I humble myself politely to ask everyone to stop humiliating me. I don't have energy to block you. I love you all,” she wrote.