West Ink apologizes on behalf of Babes Wodumo & SA joins the #MampintshaChallenge

West Ink apologizes on behalf of Babes Wodumo & SA joins the #MampintshaChallenge

May 30, 2017, 12:45 PM

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After expressing her disappointment in not winning a South African Music Award (SAMA) this past weekend, Babes Wodumo was also backed up by Mampintsha as well.

In the video Babes Wodumo is seen accusing people of buying awards and explaining how she does not understand why she did not win a SAMA.

Mampintsha who was in the same room as sheΒ echoed the same sentiments and even threw in a few F-bombs here and there.

Since both videos were released the country has been torn in two as some believe that Babes Wodumo deserved to win whilst others feel that she has not been in the industry long enough to win such an award and that she should just be patient.

On Monday night, West-Ink Records which is responsible for signing Babes Wodumo eventually sent out an apology message to the media and fans expressing how they appreciate all of the opportunities and recognition their artist has been given since she stepped onto the scene.

29 May 2017 To: All Media Att: Entertainment Editors and Reporters WESTINK STATEMENT ON SAMA OUTCOMES The WestInk Records has noted outcomes of the South African Music Awards held at Sun City this past Saturday. As the youth owned and young label we appreciate the fact that one of our artists, Babes Wodumo, was nominated four categories and Distruction Boyz for one catogory. Our participation in this competition, and subsequent appearances to perform was mainly due to the respect and appreciation of our support from all corners of this country and abroad. We wish to thank all people that continue to support us in building a strong independent music label. This support is a clear affirmation of the country's effort to ensure radical transformation of all sectors of the society, including creative industry that is dominated by big corporations that are shipping profits outside the country. As West Ink, we believe in the quality of our product as opposed to whether or not we win South African based awards. Our products speak for themselves, thus winning any award is not a major indication of our success. The fact that we continue to enjoy support from ordinary people is an even bigger award for us. We therefore wish to apologize to all our supporters and society in general for the outburst by some of us soon after the SAMAs ceremony. This unfortunate situation was due to a number of calls we were receiving from thousands of music lovers that were disappointed about outcomes of the ceremony. We appeal to the general public to accept our apology as we are still trying to grow as young people. This mistake was no means intended at casting aspersions to organizers and judges of this event. Furthermore we were in no way or whatsoever trying to undermine any of the winners. We wish to congratulate all those that those that won at the awards ceremony. West Ink is flattered by the recognition of Babes by The Sunday Times as the Coolest Local Celebrity, Feather Awards 2016 for Musician of the year, Sowetan's Sexiest Female and SABC's top 10 Summer Song. We are further humbled by the BET Awards nomination as Best International Artist Africa. The BET nomination

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What are your thoughts on Babes and Mampintsha's outburst?

On the other hand, some people have made light of the situation and started the Mampintsha challenge.

This one is our favouriteΒ thus far.

Then there was this meme as well.

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Others used the challenge to lambast their crushes. South Africa we love you!

Main Image Credit: Instagram/@West_Ink_Records

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Zee Dladla

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