Just as weird as ever.
Die Antwoord have just released the music video for their new song “Alien”. If you’re a fan of Die Antwoord, then we’re pretty sure you will love the song and the concept. If you can’t stand the controversial South African group, then get ready to hate them even more.
The music video for the song sees Ninja take up the directors seat and another spot of acting while Yolandi handles the vocals. Seeing as the song is about feeling like an alien, Yolandi wears a fake alien head while she gets refused service by Ninja (playing a waiter) at a diner.
Things then get even more odd as Alien Yolandi consumes some green glowing centipede type of creature. A second alien then appears and changes the game. It forms a cocoon type device and eventually hatches into human Yolandi.
What the f*ck was going on? Well, your guess is as good as ours. What we do know, is that Die Antwoord feel they are an “Alien” in the music industry who simply doesn’t quite fit in wherever they go.
The South African rap group has done quite a few things to get the hate that they are plastered with. The group have used the N-word in their songs as well as using homophobic slurs against rap superstar Drake.
They received their biggest backlash from South Africans after their album cover showed Ninja in traditional Xhosa culture.
— Die Antwoord (@DieAntwoord) June 2, 2017
South African poet Ntsiki Mazwai slammed the group for cultural appropriation.
“That is not his (Ninja’s) culture. He is not Xhosa and he has no right to parade around pretending that he is. He cannot do as he pleases with our culture. This is very serious and we should take them to the Human Rights Commission for exploiting our culture,” Ntsiki said.
“He (Ninja) is not Xhosa man. He has not been to the mountain. He does not know what the blanket or the mud means. He is being disrespectful and is not representing South Africa or its cultures to the world like he probably thinks he does,” Ntsiki added.