Mampintsha, Babes Wodumo (Photo: Gallo)
Cape Town - Local artist Babes Wodumo has responded to public concern after a photo allegedly showing the gqom artist appearing worryingly thin went viral.
The photo launched Babes and her boyfriend Mampintsha to the top of Twitter trends on Wednesday.
Amidst growing public concern, Lorna Maseko tweeted: "I really pray she has people that love her and will carry her out of this mess - honestly." "Her personal issues have only ruined her name but not her talent. That, you can never take from her," rapper Cassper Nyovest shared on Twitter.
On Wednesday evening, Babes reacted to the social media outcry, tweeting to her 1 million followers: "Pray for me."
In a second tweet, she said: "Be yourself," accompanied by the viral images, which puts the artist's worryingly frame on full display.