Somizi Mhlongo has set the record straight on the insinuation that being friends with his former best friend Bonang Matheba made him more famous.
The insinuation came after blogger and entertainment commentator Phil Mphela appeared on SABC 1 show Real Goboza and in his comments some people felt he alluded to the fact that Bonang ‘made’ Mhlongo more popular.
In an interview on RGB, when asked if their friendship was real or not, Phil said: “There were some elements of benefit within the relationship. Love her or hate her, had it not been for Bonang, Somizi’s rise would not have come at the time that it did, it came simply because of the glitter that was falling from Bonang.”
Phil went on to social media to explain what he meant when people were taking him on saying; “I never said Somizi owes Bonang anything. I said his rise and brand elevation benefited from being around B*”.
SomGAGA responded to Phil on Twitter setting the record straight saying; “No Phil. Idols made me a bigger star not Bonang no no no.”
Thank God for Youtube. I never said Somizi owes Bonang anything. I said his rise and brand elevation benefitted from being around B* pic.twitter.com/teLRAyR4VS
— Phil Mphela (@PhilMphela) August 15, 2017
just watched. No Phil. Idols made me a bigger star not Bonang no no no
— somizi somGAGA (@somizi) August 15, 2017