Zodwa Wabantu: Fans told me not to wear underwear

Three months after causing a stir on twitter with her Zodwa nudity tweets, Bonnie Mbuli finally asked her why she doesn’t like wearing panties.

Zodwa was a guest on Afternoon Express this week and talked candidly about her life as a dancer.

Bonnie caused a stir on Twitter late last year when she invited her followers to discuss the transparent dress the entertainer wore to the Feather Awards.

The dress had a high slit, and at one point gave people a glimpse of her private parts.

“I’m a raging hot-headed feminist, but that pic of Zodwa flashing her goods has me shook, SHOOKETH am I! I’m open to considering all perspectives… let’s reason together,” Bonnie tweeted.

She added in another tweet: “It’s also a case of do I want my son & his friends to be able to google pictures of me like that?”

Bonnie did not shy away from the topic when she came face-to-face with Zodwa this week. She asked the dancer what prompted her decision to not wear panties while performing.

Zodwa says she actually went to Woolies in December last year to buy underwear, after her sexy wardrobe at a party resulted in scores of social media users calling for her to wear panties.

“I was dancing, it was in December. There was this commotion with my panty. I listened to the haters… some they said, ‘Zodwa you are boring, please wear a panty’,” she said.

But she stopped wearing panties soon after buying them. Zodwa says when she attended another gig – this time wearing underwear – the crowd was not pleased.

“When I got on stage, people were like, ‘Zodwa we can see something blue, you are wearing a panty now?’”

Zodwa says fans then started screaming for her to take off her panty.

“Because I’m a people’s person, I listened to my fans, not what the media wants or the so-called celebrities or people that stay at home and discuss us. I listen to the people who are there with me, who are having fun with me, who have paid money to be with me,” she said.

Bonnie also asked Zodwa what she will do when her son is one day confronted about her being panty-less in public.

“Growing up, my life was hard… Whatever I am doing, I am doing for my son. When he turns 18 I want to buy him a car… a paid-up house.”

Despite her concern about Zodwa’s risqué behaviour, Bonnie revealed that she actually went to Eyadini Lounge, a shisa nyama in Umlazi where Zodwa dances, to see her in action.

But Zodwa was not dancing that day, and the only action Bonnie saw was someone stealing her meat!

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