JOHANNESBURG- DJ Tira says he is still unsure if it was him or his upcoming event that saw Mampintsha quote him a huge amount to book Babes Wodumo‚ but he insists it was not her usual rate.
Tira and Mampintsha are allegedly in a feud, the tensions between the two has reached new levels after West Ink boss had intentionally increased the price to book Babes when Tira called him and wanted to book her.
Tira told TshiaLIVE that he wanted to book the Wololo star for his Gqom concert musical festival stage next month but was told that she was unavailable unless he paid a premium price for her.
He said, “I don’t know why I was quoted so much. I guess a person has a right to charge as much as they want‚ but I know for a fact that it was not her normal fee that I was being quoted. I don’t know if it was because it was me or the show‚ but the price was higher than we could afford and we could not match it. We hope that they will still come around and we can negotiate the fee.”
He was told Babes was booked for that weekend of the concert but West Ink said they would make a plan for him if he paid the premium fee.
“I am not looking for a fight. I just want people to know why Babes won’t be performing at the festival. We (He and Mampintsha) are trying to make things work and we have spoke about other issues. It is all business.”
Mampintsha and his former boss made headlines earlier this year when Tira confirmed that he no longer represented Mampintsha’s kwaito group Big Nuz after Mampintsha’s claims he is jealous of the success he has with Babes.
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