There is no ZAleb who has had a tougher time in the public eye, particularly on social media, than Uncle Waffles since she got famous earlier this year. And now it is getting worse, as Young Stunna is getting accused of trying to sabotage her success.
For some reason, perhaps the fact that she is young and making it so big internationally, Uncle Waffles’ success has rubbed many tweeps the wrong way. The result of this is that at least once a week, she is dragged mercilessly online.
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But the slander doesn’t normally gather as much steam as it did this time. And influencer Karabo Mokgoko went online to shed light on the situation. She said that she knew for a fact that there had been a paid hate campaign against the young Dj.
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Other celebrities have hopped on the conversation to either share their personal experiences with paid hate campaigns, or to express disappointment that such an unfortunate trend even exists.
Actress Lerato Kganyago spoke of her experience with one such campaign, which resulted in her confronting the source and shutting it down. She also said that she could bet the trolls had been paid by a well known industry person, which is when the speculations started.
One tweep came in to ask whether the owner of the song had hired them, and others are agreeing that it would be the most logical conclusion. Uncle Waffles went viral as she was playing the song Adiwele by Young Stunna, and in many subsequent viral videos that have emerged, she was seen playing the same song too.
Fans have been speculating that she is getting more fame from the song than the artist got, and it could be a motive for him to try to bring her down. It makes sense that they came to that conclusion, as Young Stunna is mostly low key.
However, as one tweep noted, Young Stunna wouldn’t be jealous of Uncle Waffles, as he is getting just as much success from his music, or more. According to the fan, Young Stunna has also been booked and busy, and is the most wanted artist in the country other than Makhadzi.
Karabo’s allegations are very serious, and it is quite unfortunate that someone would set aside a budget to get a budding star down. As one tweep pointed out, they pay to have someone bullied online, then will be tweeting about depression, and being all fake like “stop cyber bullying”.
We hope Uncle Waffles has a strong support system surrounding her, because all this unfounded hate could really get to one’s core. She is doing amazing, and some hate on the internet shouldn’t be what brings her down. Instead, we hope she focuses on the love she is being showered with both in person at her concerts, and online.