Poet Ntsiki Mazwai on Wednesday threw shade at model and TV presenter Bonang ‘Queen B’ Matheba for saying she had been chosen to be a Revlon global ambassador.
In a series of tweets, Mazwai said she liked people who were “real” and stayed true to themselves, commenting on Carol Tshabalala’s interview with Anele Mdoda.
But she has no regard for people who ‘lie’ about their achievements. She said she knew someone who had lied about going to the US to perform for President Barack Obama without mentioning it was a gig with the South African government.
“Because there is a difference between performing for Obama … and performing for your embassy,” she said, possibly referring to singer Lira.
She then talked about the “white lies” Mzansi celebs told to feel better than others.
“Someone also said they are global ambassador of Revlon … these little white lies zaseMzansi though.”
Mazwai was referring to earlier this year when Bonang took to Instagram to share with fans that she had been announced as a Revlon global ambassador and that her campaign would be launching in April, claims the cosmetic brand denied.
Someone also said they r global ambassador of revlon….these little white lies zaseMzansi tho
— NtsikiWethu (@ntsikimazwai) October 19, 2016
In a statement, Revlon South Africa’s communications manager Michelle Stevens revealed that there were no plans to launch a global campaign with the media personality.
The Top Billing presenter, however, was adamant about her global campaign, saying that “you are talking to the wrong people, you contacted the wrong people, please get in touch with my publicist”.
Again, in 2015, Matheba announced on social media that her Woolworths lingerie range, Bonang for Distraction, would be in stores in Australia, claims the clothing retailer denied.
In a statement, the retailer said that there was confusion around an incorrect announcement made on Matheba’s social media platforms relating to the extension of her lingerie collection into Australia.
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