DJ Tira has revealed that he had no idea about Babes Wodumo’s alleged abuse. A few months ago, it was reported that the dancer and Wololo hitmaker had been abused by her then-boyfriend Mampintsha.
The shocking news came out during Babes’ interview on The Drive on Metro FM with Masechaba Ndlovu and Mo Flava. Masechaba came under fire after sharing the news, despite Babes not being comfortable to talk about it.
Some people wondered why those close to the artists didn’t intervene. In his recent interview On Real Talk on 3, DJ Tira said he had no idea about the alleged abuse.
“I didn’t know. And when that news broke, that really touched me. I didn’t know,” he told Azania Mosaka on the talk show.
As much as he’s like a big brother to the artists, Tira said he doesn’t want to get involved. “They’re doing their own thing and maybe they need you to give them space that they wanted from the beginning. ‘Cause you remember, at the beginning, I introduced uBabes on stage when we were at the SAMAs as a person who’s part of the family…”
The Afrotainment boss explained that when Babes started popping, the distance kept growing.
“We were doing this together the next thing there’s an event somewhere and Afrotainment is nowhere to be seen there, and you just [say] ‘okay, fine you get the message. It’s his choice, it’s their choice. I’m always welcoming for anyone who’s ready to do work.”
When asked if Babes reached out for help, Tira said no. He added that they don’t have a tight relationship. “But I do have access to her, I do call her, I do say ‘eish what’s happening, I hope your situation gets better…”
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