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Australian rapper Zheani has accused Die Antwoord’s Ninja of alleged ongoing abuse and misconduct in a new song called ‘The Question’.
The song, which was recently uploaded to YouTube details a variety of instances in which Ninja allegedly threatened Zheani, trafficked her to South Africa to have sex with her due to her resemblance to his daughter, and shared sexually explicit images of her.
In the caption for the video, Zheani has written:
“All I wanted was to move on with my life and leave their shit behind. I wanted to draw the line and finally speak the truth and stand up for myself. I can see through you people and I am no longer afraid of you.”
“I never intended to release any of this evidence but I was called a liar by thousands of people. Honour and dignity are all you have in this world. So watch me set myself on fire.”
Throughout the video, alleged screenshots of private conversations and emails between Zheani and Ninja are shared dating back to 2013. It is also revealed that Die Antwoord have sent Zheani a Cease & Desist letter, threatening to sue her for defamation.
The story seems to have originally broken seven days ago, however, has picked up steam online amongst fans in the last 24 hours.
Watch the video below:
Check out Zheani’s ‘The Question’:
Die Antwoord’s Yolandi Visser has made two lengthy statements on Instagram titled ‘Clout Chaser’, noting Zheani’s claims are untrue, saying, “this girl is ticking all the boxes of a Crazy Person here.”
“It has come to my attention that a DA fan girl called ZHEANI has accused me of some really horrible things,” Yolandi wrote.
“I dont usually respond to these things as people say shit abt me all the time. But this time she has attacked my family including my daughter.”
Read the entirety of the posts below:
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CLOUT CHASER part 1 It has come to my attention that a DA fan girl called ZHEANI has accused me of some really horrible things. I dont usually respond to these things as people say shit abt me all the time. But this time she has attacked my family including my daughter. Me and ninja broke up in 2013- I started seeing someone else. And Ninja had a bunch of girlfriends at the time. One of them was a fangirl from Australia called Zheani, who Ninja invited to south africa to visit him. She accepted the invite and came to visit shortly after. i think she stayed in SA a total of 4 days or something… (might of been bit longer.. cant remember) i only saw them once during her visit. As you can imagine it was a lil awkward cos our break up was still kinda fresh. I bumped into Ninja and this girl and she asked me for a foto. My first impression of her was she seemed like an obsessive DA fan girl – her hair was cut exactly like mine but she also seemed sweet. Ninja told me aside that after meeting her in person, he didnt really have chemistry with her. Shortly after this he cut the trip short an she returned to Australia. But Ninja felt bad because he said she was a nice person. And they stayed friends on txt. A year or so later (cant remember exact dates) we played at the Big Day out Festival in Australia. Zheani hit us up and asked us if she could help us get Vegan food on tour. We said yes as i thought that was a cool idea. So our management hired her as a PA for our crew. She brought me vegan food every morning on tour – she was really sweet and knew her food well. But when we were backstage i did notice she was trying very hard to hit on 2CHAINZ the rapper who was touring with us. she gave him her number 10 seconds after meeting him and kept hitting on him and his crew the whole time. I thought this was kind of lame – but not a big deal. Anyway the tour ended and the last time i saw this girl she brought me a vegan burger in my hotel room. I said good bye, gave her a a hug and I never heard from her again. ninja told me he stopped speaking to her after the tour because he said she was irritating. (tbc see nxt post)
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CLOUT CHASER prt2 5 years later this fan girl Zheani comes out with an insane story saying she was ‘trafficked out’ to africa by me 😂 (trafficking involes kidnapping btw). She also said i tortured her and put her in a satanic ritual🤪. (just for the record me and ninja are Buddhists, we practise yoga, meditate and are vegetarian. Yes our music and videos are crazy as we are Surreal Artists) this girl is ticking all the boxes of a Crazy Person here. She said ninja dated her cus she looks like my daughter ❓❓❓I mean… WTF??? i know during the 4 days ninja “dated” her, they took a nude selfie together that Zheani sent to Ninja afterwards. Ninja never posted this foto. He’s had so many girlfriends ever since and Zheani was long gone and deleted. this was 5 or 6 years ago and now she comes creeping out the woodwork, with this mental story she’s made up in her head to try launch a music career. This is a typical case of Clout Chasing (google that shit) plz let this be a lesson to y’all. Be careful who you let into your space, escially IG thots . love all but trust no one!!! Women are very powerful. But women who get dumped can turn sour and sour and more sour. It is dangerous when they start making up lies and believing their own bullshit to get back at whoever dumped them. Dont abuse your power girls. “You can fool some people sometimes, but you cant fool all the people all the time” -Bob Marley This is the last time I’m mentioning this girl. I wish her good luck with music, but it would have been stronger to set her career off with good energy, instead of shooting herself in the foot. Anyway, back to reality. Love you all xx ¥