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WATCH: Somizi was ‘just kidding,’ MacG says amid Twitter furore

Social media users had accused Somizi of inappropriately preying on MacG after a clip of an old interview between them resurfaced


MacG Image via Twitter @MacGUnleashed

Podcaster MacG has come to the defense of media personality Somizi Mhlongo, after a clip of an old interview placed him at the receiving end of some heat from South African Twitter recently.

Mhlongo was accused of making MacG uncomfortable and preying on him, when he said he would have made advances at him, at a time when he was the most vulnerable.

WATCH: MacG speaks about Somizi interview

MacG addressed the matter on his latest episode of Podcast and Chill with MacG and said Somizi was merely joking and did not feel like he was being preyed on.

MacG said he wasn’t particularly aware about the furore because he’s not too active on social media.

“He was just kidding man,”MacG said in response to his co-host Sol Phenduka, who had started the conversation.

Phenduka took exception with some of the social media comments people made, specifically targeting Mhlongo and said people were blowing the whole thing out of proportion.

“No man, I didn’t feel preyed on. I know he was just joking,” MacG said again during the brief chat.

The conversation about that particular interview stars about 12 minutes into the episode.

Here’s a recap: A clip of an interview MacG had with Somizi for the Johannesburg radio station 947 resurfaced. In it, MacG tells the former Idols SA judge about how he went broke after being fired from his job.

“Damn! Where was I? Let me tell you why this is when I was supposed to pounce – because I’ve always had a crush on you, but you were too young, a YoTv child. And it did not help that even when you were over 18 you still looked 12. Damn! My timing sucks because that was the time for me to pounce,” replied Somizi.

Many social media users weren’t happy after seeing that clip and labelled him a pedophile. It has undoubtedly been a difficult time for Mhlongo after his estranged husband Mohale Motaung accused of being abusive during their marriage.