It is common knowledge that DJ Maphorisa is pretty successful in his career, which has to come with great monetary rewards. But fans were not expecting him to flaunt his riches online as he did, setting tongues wagging.
The award winning record producer recently took to social media to share a video of himself using a $100 bill to crush weed. Putting aside the logic of filming himself rolling the drug, the fact that he was using the equivalent of over R1,500, was enough to give chest pains to those who saw the video.
Was he bragging? He certainly was, at least a little bit. One does not simply use R1500 to roll up drugs unless it is meant as a flex. But then again, he has worked incredibly hard to be where he is right now, so he has every right to spend his money however he wants to, and even to show it off if he so wishes.
Phori was recently also accused of sabotaging Thuli Phongolo’s career. The actress, with whom he has been speculated to be in a relationship, was recently written out of her Showmax series The Wife.
The two have been suspected of being in a secret relationship for many months now. And although Thuli P has come out to refute the rumours on multiple occasions, nobody was convinced.
It all came to a head recently when social media detectives found “evidence” of their relationship by putting two and two together. They had both shared pictures of their individual vacations in what looked like a hotel room. But the Mzansi FBI immediately noticed that the two rooms were identical, leading Thuli to take down the posts soon after.
The announcement that she was being axed from The Wife came hot on the heels of the “expose”, which is what led many to think there was a connection between the two incidents.
Tweeps now think that Madumane is responsible for getting Thuli fired, probably because he kept her from showing up to work. They think he is taking advantage of the young DJ, and derailing her career, and she is too young and naive to notice.
Others were convinced that she was axed because she is a terrible actress, and it is nothing deeper. She has said nothing to defend herself, and has instead chosen to use the opportunity to appreciate those who love her character Lerato on the show, rather than focus on the hate.
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DJ Maphorisa is a world class entertainer who knows what the fans want to see, and it is doubtless that his flex moment was another example of “premium content” which achieved its goal of getting the masses talking.