5 of the most epic local Twitter meltdowns ever!

2016-05-19 10:44
nonhle thema
Nonhle Thema. (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - We take a look at celebs who’ve suffered the most incredible Twitter meltdowns over the years.

Remember the days before Twitter? Ah, a simpler time before all the shade, sub-tweets and public TWARS.

But we’ve all been guilty of maybe revealing a little too much on social media at one point or another – or at least thinking about it!

The lesson? Never tweet when angry.

1. Nonhle Thema 

The internet will never forget Nonhle Thema’s epic Twitter meltdown of 2011. Nonhle tweeted a series of cray-cray tweets, talking about the millions she had in the bank, the Mercedes she bought her mother and how she got paid in dollars. (Read the full story here

Shem. It was rough out there Nonhle. But we’re glad she is finally back on top.  

2. Euphonik

No stranger to controversy, Euphonik unleashed a series of sexist tweets directed at Bonang, earlier this year. 

In a nutshell, he slut-shames Bonang, calling her mentally unstable. He also took credit for Bonang’s “Queen B” nickname. Because his surname is Nkosi, get it? (Read the full story here)

3. AKA 

There was the time AKA and iFani caused a total Twitter frenzy when AKA hinted that iFani only managed to go Gold in one day because Redds bought 20 000 copies of his album (Read the full story here).

Then he got into a nasty Twitter war with Black Coffee. DJ Black Coffee threw major shade at the local hip hop scene, to which AKA responded, “I respect Black Coffee and his legendary status etc .... But you're crazy if you think I'm gonna let him piss on SA Hip Hop.”

And how can we leave out the time AKA bragged about his fancy crayfish lunch and made King Pie trend on Twitter (Read the story here). 

The list goes on, and on… 

4. Helen Zille

You might have forgotten about this one, but back in 2014, Helen Zille, launched a weird racist attack on City Press political reporter, Carien du Plessis. 

Helen suggested that Du Plessis was biased against the DA because of her race. 

5. Tumi Molekane

More recently Tumi tweeted,  "I can’t blame an audience for my lack of success in SA. That’s not them. I have never coveted fame and riches, I actually love this thing…"

The muso went on to talk about how he, "built this thing". 

But things suddenly went dark when he tweeted, "I am not your peer or your fellow rapper. I am the God of this shit. If it’s about rapping I am better than you all. Does that sound weird?" (Read the full story here)