Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha apologise for SAMAs outburst

29 May 2017
The West Ink team is sorry.
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West Ink Records has issued an apology on behalf of Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha.

This comes after the two artists took to social media to air their disappointment after Babes walked away empty-handed at the South African Music Awards (SAMAs).

The event was held in Sun City on Saturday, and Kwesta and Amanda Black were the big winners of the night.

In a video, which has since been deleted, Babes, who was surprised that her hit single "Wololo" wasn't recognised, accused artists of buying awards. “Everyone saw what happened, it’s the same thing that happened at the Metros, it’s now happening at the SAMAs… It’s obvious that awards are being bought," she said.

Mampintsha, who is featured in the song, claimed that there's jealousy.

On Monday, their record label issued a statement saying they appreciate the fact that Babes was nominated in four categories. "We wish to thank all people that continue to support us in building a strong independent music label," read the statement.

They apologised to their supporters for the artists' outburst after the SAMAs. "This unfortunate situation was due to a number of calls we were receiving from thousands of music lovers that were disappointed about outcomes of the ceremony.

"We appeal to the general public to accept our apology as we are still trying to grow as young people. This mistake was no means intended at casting aspersions to organisers and judges of this event. Furthermore we were in no way or whatsoever trying to undermine any of the winners. We wish to congratulate all those that those that won at the awards ceremony."

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