Media personality and DJ, Lerato Kganyago has slammed Heavy K for advising female DJs not to “DJ like a woman”.
During an interview on Metro FM Heavy K said, “women always ask me for advice as female DJs, I always say to them, ‘Do not DJ like a woman, DJ like a man”.
Heavy K’s comment which was quoted in a tweet by Metro FM host Masechaba Ndlovu drew much backlash from the public.
“I’m not talking about the movement, I’m talking about the skill,” he said.
As one of several female DJs that are thriving in the male dominated profession, Lerato totally disagreed with Heavy K’s comments.
“Love Heavy K. But this is a very tacky quote,” she tweeted.
Love Heavy K. But this is a very tacky quote! https://t.co/zTFrnviYPb
— leratokganyago (@leratokganyago) March 21, 2019
Heavy K responded to clarify his statement saying that male DJs have a tendency to think that they are better than their female counter parts.
This is simple! Biggest Djs in the world are males & us as Male djs we got a tendency of thinking we are better than females due to skill,song selection,equipment flexibility also bcs of the fact that it's a Male dominant industry so I was saying I want to change that mentality..
— #RTD2018ALBUM (@HeavykDrumboss) March 20, 2019
Lerato was not the only one who disagreed with Heavy K, while some felt that he meant well.
It felt like heavy K was tying the rope in knots & preparing to hang himself with it but he meant well with that statement
— Simphiwe Nikani (@Simpledrizzle) March 20, 2019
He's young this one. Let's educate him and hope that he'll know better next time..
— Lilonke Ndimba ® (@lilonkendimba) March 20, 2019
It sounded so anti-progressive, I didn't expect that. Wow!
— Tebogo (@RoyalTebo) March 20, 2019