DJ Maphorisa dares Gqom Barbie TDK Macassette to take him to court over alleged song theft

2018-07-19 11:06

A ‘new-kid’ in the industry, Durban-born Thandeka Mkhwanazi, known as TDK Macassette has accused hit-maker, producer DJ Maphorisa for stealing her song. ‘Nay’ le walk’, a catchy song that has been trending for months now became an instant hit that the ‘gqom barbie’ as she calls herself says is her stolen hit.


DJ Maphorisa is not at all bothered by these claims against him. Actually, he finds it all laughable and mind-boggling. “The world is so crazy. I gave her an opportunity and now she is acting like she is the biggest thing,” DJ Maphorisa says. When this song was first recorded it featured TDK Macassette, but the second version is without her in it, instead, Moonchild Sanelly, K.O and Zulu Makhathini are featured on the song. In a Sunday newspaper, she was quoted saying: “Maphorisa can’t even make a gqom beat. How can he make a gqom song?” DJ Maphorisa found this statement amusing, in response to this he told Move! that he has produced so many hits that it doesn’t make sense to entertain this claim. He has worked on big songs such as Ngud’ by Kwesta, Suited by Shekhinah, Lahla by Busiswa, Y-Tjukutja by Uhuru and he has also collaborated with international stars such as rapper Drake on One Dance from his album titled Views. “How many hits have I produced? I mean I really don’t understand this. How long has she been in the industry and how long have I been making hits? People think they can just come and claim things. Do you know the hard-work that goes into making music, behind the scenes?”


When Move! tried to reach out to TDK Macassette about this matter she opted not to comment further. Instead, she asked that all questions be directed to her public relations team. Ncebo Ndima from Universal Music said: “We will not be commenting on the Maphorisa story. Right now, the focus is on her new single, Domoroza that she is pushing.” It doesn’t sound like TDK Macassette is planning on taking legal action against Maphorisa even though Maphorisa has given her the go ahead. “She can take me to court if she wants to. Where is the proof that the song is actually hers? I’ve put everything out there on social media proving that the song is indeed mine, that’s all,” DJ Maphorisa says.  


It is not the first time that the ‘gqom barbie’ is embroiled in a controversy with another artist. In 2017, she and self-proclaimed gqom queen’ Babes Wodumo whose real name is Bongekile Simelane have had an ugly social media spat where Babes told TDK Macassette to lay-off her man, Mampintsha, real name Mandla Maphumulo, because her chance with him was long over. But TDK Macassette responded with a major blow saying she wondered how Babes was coping with a man that has sugar diabetes and a big belly. Recently, TDK Macassette released her single Domoroza and days later, Babes also released a song with the same title.

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