Simphiwe Dana, Ntsiki Mazwai (Instagram)
Johannesburg- Musician and social activist Simphiwe Dana on Wednesday confirmed that she will be suing fellow musician Ntsiki Mazwai for defamation.
The public feud between Simphiwe and Ntsiki started on Monday after Ntsiki was challenged to come up with a concept for a talent search competition. Trying to prove her scouting credibility, Ntsiki mentioned a few names of local musicians that were apparently discovered through open mic sessions hosted by her.
Simphiwe hit back at Ntsiki stating that she had no knowledge of being discovered by the controversial poet.
Things quickly spiralled out of control with both musicians exchanging words on the social media platform. Ntsiki dug into Simphiwe stating that "alcoholism is a real thing."
This did not sit well with Simphiwe who lashed back at her, saying that Ntsiki should focus on her own career.
The feud seemed to reach boiling point when Ntsiki returned to Twitter to share a series of tweets which seemed to be aimed at Simphiwe. In a series of tweets Ntsiki speaks of musicians "sleeping their way to the top."
My tweets have no name....but whoever wants to wear the shoe is most welcome to ??????????make my day— DownloadPowerNtsiki (@ntsikimazwai)