Pearl Thusi and Ntsiki Mazwai were ready to shock the nation by sitting down for a discussion on BET’s Behind the Story but according to Pearl, the poet and musician has pulled out of the interview
Pearl and Ntsiki haven’t seen eye to eye lately (if ever, but especially lately). A week ago, they sent each other messages on social media – Ntsiki accused Pearl of being “obnoxious” and the The Scorpion King actress responded by encouraging her followers to show the former some love.
Although it was very much a tongue-in-cheek comment, Pearl said at the time, “Guys please watch Ntsiki’s show. Its sad when someone can’t love themselves enough to leave other women alone. But if we support her then maybe she’ll value herself enough to stop trying to insult and drag other women down”
Ntsiki hit back by slamming Pearl’s “light skin privilege” (the perceived advantage that black women with a lighter complexion have over those with a darker complexion).
Before the two could declare a Twar on each other, a Twitter user suggested something that we would all have paid our DSTV Premium subscription to see: that Pearl should interview Ntsiki on Behind the Story
Pearl has done a stellar job of getting the likes of Masechaba Ndlovu and Babes Wodumo to open up on this season of her hit show and we couldn’t wait to see what kinds of questions she had in store for Ntsiki
The BTS host was open to the suggestion and her producers wasted no time in contacting the controversial poet.
Unfortunately for her, and indeed the rest of us, Ntsiki declined
In a tweet that has since been deleted, a disappointed Pearl updated her followers:
Apparently Ntsiki has blocked Pearl Thusi on Twitter, because the mother of two was unable to see what is being said about her.
The Ntsiki-Pearl interview would have been one of the biggest talking topics of the year so far but, alas, it does not look like it will happen. Pearl Thusi accepted this before swiftly moving on and asking her followers who else they would like to see on her show:
The Ntsiki-Pearl interview would have been one of the biggest talking topics of the year so far but, alas, it does not look like it will happen.
Pearl Thusi accepted this before swiftly moving on and asking her followers who else they would like to see on her show.