‘You’re my kids, there’s nothing you can do’: DJ Maphorisa claps back at gatekeeping claims

‘You’re my kids, there’s nothing you can do’: DJ Maphorisa claps back at gatekeeping claims

‘I helped them survive and put food on the table, all of the new guys doing Amapiano,’ award-winning producer DJ Maphorisa said.

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Award-winning producer DJ Maphorisa is making headlines after he seemingly addressed gatekeeping claims levelled against him over the years. With a career spanning years, DJ Maphorisa has quickly become one of the most celebrated producers in South Africa.

The muso has headlined several shows worldwide and worked with some of the biggest acts in the music industry. He has been credited with thrusting several stars into the limelight and always brags about it.

DJ MAPHORISA CLAPS BACK AT GATEKEEPING CLAIMS

Despite his good deeds, he has been accused of gatekeeping, and several stars have openly called him out. Some have taken a swipe at him with cryptic posts.

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Recently, another Amapiano star revealed that DJ Maphorisa was not part of Manzi Nte despite appearing on the credits. These remarks undoubtedly saw DJ Maphorisa trend for the wrong reasons.

However, against these remarks, DJ Maphorisa claimed that he thrust several stars into the limelight and helped them to get the best of their talents; hence, he is their ‘father.’

DJ Maphorisa even had an Instagram Live that has been making rounds on the internet. The clip has gained thousands of comments and reactions since it dropped on the internet.

DJ Maphorisa’s video has gained thousands of comments and reactions since it dropped on the internet. While addressing artists throwing shades at him, DJ Maphorisa said, “I helped them survive and put food on the table, all of the new guys doing Amapiano. I’m not referring to Stokie or Kabza; they’re the bosses. I’m talking about the new guys. You’re my kids; there’s nothing you can do.”

DJ Maphorisa added, “Especially these negative ones. It’s crazy because you talk about me but still have to play my song; how does that make sense? I changed the game, and they still want to talk nonsense. But go ahead, we’re still going to do wonders with Amapiano.”

MZANSI REACTS

Fans quickly flooded X, formerly Twitter, with their two cents. An X user commented, “Never beating the allegations, I’m afraid.” Popular X user ChrisExcel102 added, “This one will go down as the most shameless artist in history.” Another X user posted, “I’m scared for his downfall; it will be painful.”

Meanwhile, some netizens defended DJ Maphorisa, saying that the muso had helped so many stars and deserved all the praise; hence, his statements are factual.

ExoTher_mic asked: “How is he a gatekeeper when he has helped usher in many unknown artists?” Another user added, “People hate him for not mincing his words. Whether you like it or not, he did change the game.”