Yolandi Visser says that her bandmate's words were taking out of context.
Die Antwoord’s Yolandi Visser has issued an angry denial, after rumours that the group were to split in 2017 circulated online last week. The rumours started after her bandmate Ninja gave an interview to Exclaim magazine, where he seemed to imply it would be all over for the band next year.
Die Antwoord are not done yet
In the interview Ninja was quoted as saying: “It's all over. I feel beautiful about it. I'm not scared of the end. I'm a Ninja. I'm not scared of death,” seemingly confirming that the duo would be finished in September 2017.
But in an Instagram post titled ‘DIE ANTWOORD IS NOT SPLITTING UP’, Visser wrote: "The journalist who wrote an article stating that we’re breaking up totally twisted our words and took what we said completely out of context. This is a lie.
“All we said was, next year we’ll be working on our fifth final DA album and then continue to shoot a DA feature film. DA for eva.” The group are scheduled to release their fourth studio album Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid on Friday (September 16th).
The album features appearances from Cyprus Hill’s Sen Dog, model Dita Von Teese and actor Jack Black. Last month Visser publicly accused director David Ayer of stealing the group's style for comic book movie Suicide Squad.
In an Instagram post she wrote: “yes David Ayer u jockin our style. callin ninja up before your movie came our pretendin 2b down, so it looks OK when u bite our black & white graf style & our opening sequence to umshiniwam.”
Visser continued: “Cara [Delevingne] & Jared [Leto] told us how much u were talkin abt us on set but u never asked our permission to rip us off. An when ninja texted u sayin wassup wif dat u said nothin like a scared lil bitch.” The post was accompanied by a video comparing photos of the group with stills from the movie.