In an interview with Gareth Cliff on CliffCentral on Monday, radio and TV personality Pearl Thusi addressed her feelings towards Bonang Matheba.
The interview happened just two days after it was alleged that she threw shade at Bonang on air during her Metro FM, show alongside co-host Phat Joe.
Gareth commended Pearl for being outspoken, especially when it comes to sensitive topics circulating around the entertainment industry.
"It’s important to speak your mind and be a real person, people see through the bullsh** and you can’t fool people all the time, maybe some of the time but not all the time," she said.
Gareth first enquired about Pearl’s relationship with AKA to which she replied: "I think people like to take on the beef of the people they’re dating and I think that’s what’s going on, because AKA and I actually don’t have a problem. I don’t have any issues with AKA. I think he’s just supporting his girl and that means being against me.”
Pearl further explained to Gareth why she’s had a hostile attitude towards Bonang. "It’s a thing of finding out the stuff a person has been saying or doing without you even knowing. You know like a 'snake in the grass' type of thing, where you’re like... ’Hawu, I thought we were indifferent about each other'.
"Because we were like kind of cool with each other, hanging out in London during that Pharrell thing and then break-ups happen and then you find out things from the people who shouldn’t have told you about those things, and you’re just like, ‘Wow! You’ve dogged me so hard!'"
Pearl also mentioned that there are other things that have happened to other people, but they’re too afraid to say anything. "But I’m not like that, I’m not going to be bullied by someone who thinks they’re better than me or are gonna put me down in order to make themselves feel better. It’s fine, if I go down, I’ll go down, but I’m not going to go down without a fight," she said.
She went on to deny that the beef between her and Bonang is about competitiveness and even added that there are so many other personalities she gets along with in the industry, such as Lalla Hirayama, Samkelo Ndlovu and Masasa Mbangeni, but they don't see each other as competition.