Mzansi sent heartwarming messages to Samthing Soweto after the award-winning singer-songwriter confessed to struggling with depression on 17 June. This comes after the Akanamali hitmaker was trolled for his drastic weight loss in May.
Controversial podcaster Rea Gopane took to his Everything SA Music podcast on Tuesday 28 June to share that he feels Samthing Soweto is “manipulating people” with his depression.
Known for his controversial opinions about some of Mzansi’s top celebs, Rea Gopane weighed in on Samthing Soweto’s battle with depression, sharing that there was “something that he doesn’t like”.
“He sort of manipulates people…He’s in this whole depression phase and he’s so sad and he’s about to commit suicide and people just sort of like fall into that trap and end up sucking his d*ck,” said Gopane.
Commenting on Samthing Soweto’s latest single, Amagents, Gopane said he felt the song was “wack”.
“You were dope then, you’re not dope now. You fell off. Stop saying you are depressed cause you fell off.”
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Rea Gopane is saying Samthing Soweto is using depression to manipulate people into buying his music. pic.twitter.com/TKWNyBlcsL
— Musa Khawula (@MusaKhawula) June 30, 2022
After the clip of Rea Gopane sharing his views about the singer’s mental health surfaced on Twitter, tweeps were not too happy with the podcaster’s views.
samthing soweto doesn’t bother anyone . this lunatic is such a hater . https://t.co/ePhWsPoLCV
— ℳ . (@masegojoy__) June 30, 2022
If there’s one thing social media has done, is give people an audacity https://t.co/5iOaEyKoRI
— Lebzaaa (@MsKelebogile) June 30, 2022
This boy needs some hot hands . What a vile kid 😓 https://t.co/Z3FeempdHs
— K H U T S O-OFFICIAL🎯 (@itsKhutsoR94) June 30, 2022
I hate that when men speak out about suffering from depression this is what their subjected to.. Bhod https://t.co/vZ07sPIGRH
— p.reshy (@XOLISWA77986903) June 30, 2022
Samthing Soweto released his highly-anticipated single AmaGents on Friday 24 June. The single is the muso’s first solo release since his 2020 album, Danko! which featured amapiano star De Mthuda and the Mzansi Youth Choir.
Taking to Instagram on 23 June, the musician described the single as a “simple yet complex message from a father to his daughter.”
Just hours after its release, the song shot to the top of Apple Music’s charts.
In other news – Huge blow for fans as actress Shoki Mmola (Celia) leaves Skeem Saam
One of Mzansi’s hit TV soapies, Skeem Saam fans will be saddened to learn that their favourite actress Shoki Mmola is leaving the show after a decade with it.
Shoki portrayed Celia, who is married to Alfred Magongwa, played by Putla Sehlapelo. The actress constantly left viewers on the edge of their seats with her impressive acting prowess. Viewers of the show constantly praised her acting abilities on Twitter, but sadly she has left the show. Learn More
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