Die Antwoord Fallout Begins

The fallout from that controversial video of Die Antwoord using homophobic slurs and making up lies of sexual assault against American musician Andy Butler has begun. Whilst Girl focused on the lesser-obvious elements of the faux sexual assault claims in our coverage of the video, it is being widely reported that the homophobic slurs and physical attack led to the duo being withdrawn from Chicago’s Riot Fest … Continue reading Die Antwoord Fallout Begins

More Die Antwoord Dirt Has Emerged

Earlier this year we broke the story of Aussie rapper Zheani Sparkes accusing South African band Die Antwoord (Ninja, in particular) of some pretty gross things. Last time we followed the story up, the band was relentlessly bullying the young girl from Brisbane, including sharing revenge porn images of her (a crime in Queensland, where Sparkes lives and Girl HQ is based). If you need … Continue reading More Die Antwoord Dirt Has Emerged

Opinion: The Celebrity Bullying Scandal Playing Out Before Our Eyes

words: Jade Kennedy Since the Zheani Sparkes/Die Antwoord allegations surfaced a week ago and the ensuing video of ‘evidence’ emerged on March 18th, I have been watching the story with a mix of mild fascination and abject horror. In case you missed it: a Brisbane-based 25-year old called Zheani Sparkes wrote a ‘diss track’ aimed at the South African Zef hip hop duo known as … Continue reading Opinion: The Celebrity Bullying Scandal Playing Out Before Our Eyes

Die Antwoord Update: Ninja Speaks

Die Antwoord‘s Ninja has finally made a statement about those Zheani accusations. As a standalone video, his story makes perfect sense. Zheani was a fan, she reached out when he and Yo-landi split, he thought she was hot so they began texting, etc. However, we still have questions – like why Yo-landi appeared to have made initial contact with Zheani via her instagram profile comments then … Continue reading Die Antwoord Update: Ninja Speaks

Aussie Rapper Zheani Sparkes Accuses Die Antwoord of Sex Trafficking & Rape, Releases Video of ‘Evidence’

*  DISCLAIMER: at this point we have spoken to neither party involved with this case, and are merely reporting from publicly available references. As always, we remain unbiased. We will attempt to get in contact with both parties for direct statements. Never believe everything you read on the internet. * A Brisbane-based rapper called Zheani Sparkes has released a track called The Question on YouTube, … Continue reading Aussie Rapper Zheani Sparkes Accuses Die Antwoord of Sex Trafficking & Rape, Releases Video of ‘Evidence’

Shots Fired: Die Antwoord Unhappy With Suicide Squad

Yolandi Visser, the diminutive yet outspoken blonde half of South African duo Die Antwoord, has fired shots at anti-hero blockbuster Suicide Squad‘s director, David Ayer, accusing him of stealing the band’s aesthetic for his film’s Joker (played by Jared Leto). “Yes David Ayer you jockin our style,” the post began. “callin ninja up before your movie came out pretendin 2b down, so it looks OK … Continue reading Shots Fired: Die Antwoord Unhappy With Suicide Squad

Party on an Endless Night in a Volcano

Last year, Iceland’s Secret Solstice Festival blew everyone’s freakin’ minds with a party inside a glacier. It also made news headlines after Bam Margera got beaten up backstage. This year, the festival is going one better. Not only has their lineup expanded to include the likes of Radiohead, Deftones, Die Antwoord, Action Bronson and more… they’re also offering 20 lucky punters the chance to party … Continue reading Party on an Endless Night in a Volcano