Yesterday, popular South African rap/rave group Die Antwoord sent social media into a frenzy after announcing that it would disband in 2017. Members Ninja and Yolandi Visser have never been strangers to controversy, so when the the act’s frontman told the world, “Die Antwoord dies on that day. It’s all over. I feel beautiful about it. I’m not scared of the end. I’m a Ninja. I’m not scared of death”, nobody really questioned it.
Well, just hours after the news went viral, frontwoman Yolandi Visser took to Instagram to clear the air. She denies the breakup and claims that the journalist twisted Ninja’s words. That being said, Yolandi did confirm Die Antwoord’s next album will be the last.
In a similar post, Ninja makes it clear that even though Die Antwoord is done with LPs, the group will continue to perform live shows, make music and release films.
yo. we not never gon stop making music, and art and videos and moviez ever… and we alwayz gonna be poppin up fresh in da flesh 2 bust live DA showz here and dere… but only 5 classic muddafukn DA albumz gon get made in dis life time… den we fuck wid sum udda shit… and u lil fuckers shud stop crying and maybe fuck wid sum udda shit 2… its not just us who got brainz and bodiez and voices and dreamz… u lil motherfuckerz better pull yor fingerz out yor asses, get off yor fonez, make sum sick ass shit, and blow da fuk up too entertain us! make sum fukm noise! fuck it! if not why not???… me and @prawn_star and @djhitekisgod and @djmuggs_the_black_goat_ got a WHOLE lotta secret juicy stuffs cookin in da oven… so dont worry angel bumz… u wont be sorry 4 long!!!! cherish every breath! go hard or go 2 church! da world iz yorz! dafuq u waitin 4? lets get it! yolo muddafukkkaz!!! mount ninji says: energy cannot be destroyed, only transferred… ZEF 2 DEATH bitches foto from V magazine by Inez + Vinoodh #7moresleepiestillMOUNTNINJI&DANICETIMEKIDcum2play
It looks like Die Antwoord fans can sleep easy now. As for the haters, we’re sorry for delivering the bad news.