Bonang, Pearl Thusi (Instagram)
Johannesburg - Bonang wants you to know that she isn't bothered by Pearl Thusi.
The ongoing feud between Pearl Thusi and Bonang is perhaps one of the most spiciest in the SA entertainment industry, with reports that Pearl's habit of allegedly throwing shade at Bonang even caused her to be suspended at Metro FM (more on that here).
Bonang famously addressed the rivalry earlier this year, comparing Pearl to a pair of old leather boots (more on that here). Pearl responded with shade of her own a few days later (read her response here).
With such frosty relations between the pair, Bonang was asked in an interview with the Sowetan this week if she has extended the olive branch to Pearl Thusi.
“No. She doesn’t bother me. I don’t think about it. I don’t engage in it. I don’t entertain it. It’s ok. It is what it is,” Bonang responded.
Bonang went on to explain that there is more than enough room at the top for all of Mzansi's 'it girls'.
"When I started out I had people I looked up to and drew inspiration from, woman like Basetsana Kumalo, Zandi Nhlapo, Nonhle Thema and Claire Mawisa. I would ask them for tips and to mentor me. There's enough space for everyone, and as soon as we recognise that there will be less of this headbutting," she says.