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Die Antwoord performed in the US... or did they?

2010-03-11 15:55

Die Antwoord is always preceded by a deep question.

This site reckons Die Antwoord performed their first 'secret' US concert on Tuesday night. The supposed gig went down at Cinespace in Hollywood.

While the pictures of Ninja are indisputable, and he was indeed rapping while he was there, it doesn't seem like there was much of a gig at all due to the following observations:

A) Yo-landi Vi$$er is MIA; nowhere to be seen. We know she went with Ninja and DJ Hi-Tek to the US, so it's not like she's sitting pretty on the Flats waiting for her man to come home.

B) The video shows Ninja rapping the lyrics to his track "Beat Boy" over some new, weird beats from two DJs he's never met. Also, they're not exactly performing on a 'stage' - it's a box.

Check it. Watch him ask the DJs for their name and look very confused at the answer.

C) For a band that's intent on taking over the interwebs, there are surprisingly few results when you google this 'secret' gig at Cinespace.

This sounds more like an Oppikoppi/Wedding DJs scenario, where Ninja decided, on a whim, to co-lab with the DJs during their set. Because you've got to "Sail Away, MotherF*&#kers, Sail Away!".  That's just how Ninja rolls - give him a mic and he'll kill it for you.

What do you think of this odd situation? Are Die Antwoord taking underground even more underground? Did Yo-landi and Ninja have an argument because she wanted to renew their vows in a Vegas chapel and he didn't? Or are these Americans just too dumb to separate the man from his machine? 

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