Euphonik: “People will always talk smack about me"
Despite being extremely private about his personal life, popular club and radio DJ Euphonik's often made headlines for all the wrong reasons.
The most recent incident ended with Euphonik being labelled "diva" and "jealous" after an audio clip of an argument between himself and Kaizer Chiefs soccer star Itumeleng Khune was leaked online.
The incident occurred at Sway nightclub in Jozi after Itu apparently 'touched' Bonang Matheba inappropriately.
The all-round nice-guy hasn't uttered a word about what happened, despite the massive amount of criticism thrown his way on social networks.
"What happened has happened. I'm not one for talking about it," is all that he was willing to say to The Juice when we caught up with Euphonik at the launch of his clothing store Debut in Braamfontein, Jozi. PS: his business partner is another top local DJ, DJ Kent.
Euphonik was rather blasé about the comments, saying that people will always talk. "People talk smack about me on social media, calling me names and making stuff up. But it doesn’t affect me at all, that’s what they do," he answered when we questioned him about the incident with the soccer player. "They're running their race and I’m running mine. What other people want to say and do with their lives is up to them. At the end of the day, it’s always forward," he added.
But his manager painted a different picture, saying that the DJ has had a tough time. "The criticism does affect him - he's human. There’s a lot of pressure on him because he’s in the limelight. You need a thick skin in this industry.”
In fact, the radio personality's had to change his lifestyle somewhat, often opting to stay in. “He has to think before going out in public because he doesn’t want to come across as a diva. Like when he goes to a restaurant and it’s crap, he can’t complain because he’s afraid they’ll think he’s being a diva," says Euphonik's manager.
Listen, our door is always open. We'll do the food and you do the music.