Twitter has been inconsolable since recordings of Siri “singing” some of our treasured ratchet anthems surfaced yesterday.
Somewhere in South Africa, someone got the clever idea to make Apple’s trademark iPhone voice assistant read out the lyrics to gqom producers Distruction Boyz’ hit song, Omunye Phez’ Komunye.
The results are surprisingly impressive, as Siri nearly follows the same rhythm of the original song’s vocal chants, with near-accurate pronunciation.
Here is Siri allowing herself to flourish:
Someone in this Godforsaken country made Siri sing “Omunye phez’komunye” 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 im defeated pic.twitter.com/bXUm2iRUxy
— Teddy Cakes 🍰 (@TbangSA) November 30, 2017
After a Twitter user (@TbangSA) unleashed this creation on to the masses on Thursday, Siri’s version of the Distruction Boyz prompted another account (@Omps_Nkwe) to record Siri’s cover of Mgarimbe’s Sister Bethina.
And it went a little something like this:
— M.E.G.A.S. – XLR🤖 (@Omps_Nkwe) November 30, 2017
Lol hayini maan! Yazi this is so typical of South Africans 👊😂😂 why ninje??
— Sihle Mbulawa (@Mad_Una) November 30, 2017
🤣😂🤣😂🤣🤣🤣😂🤣 yal are abusive 🤣😂🤣😂😂
— W A N D Y 👑 (@Wandile_Kh) November 30, 2017
Siri sounding like that posh cousin visiting the hood
— Lawson (@ntokozo_lawson) December 1, 2017
😂😂😂😂😂this country needs prayers haiii 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/5oj7dUotBC
— Martha 🌴 (@Martha_KingM) November 30, 2017
oh December is this how you make an entrance, its only day 1 and siri is singing omunye and sister Bethina. pic.twitter.com/OOBoyTf5qa
— II (@d0_ritoz) December 1, 2017
Siri really has come a long way from being the voice of a suburban woman in the US who would go on to become a feature of smartphone users’ everyday lives.
Apple introduced the voice feature in 2011, but the woman who gave life to this beloved feature, Susan Bennett, was not duly credited and compensated for her contribution until she won a massive $25-million lawsuit against the tech giant last year.