Contemporary house music prodigy Prince Kaybee has defended his collabo teaser with embattled Mampintsha after he faced a backlash from outraged fans who felt the collabo was being insensitive to curb Gender Based Violence (GBV).
In South Africa GBV is currently under the spotlight and Kaybee’s outraged fans felt the collabo was insensitive since Mampintsha assaulted his partner Babes Wodumo last year.
Some of Kaybee’s followers went on to call the house music artiste to remove Mampintsha from the song.
Kaybee however, quizzed how long Mampintsha should be isolated and punished for his crime he was making amends for through his talent.
The house artiste responding to one of his followers on social media said:
“Sorry my Queen, I just wanna know how long should we keep removing (isolating) him because he is willing to use his talent to focus on rehabilitating those he has caused harm [to] and fund organisations through his talent.
“Not forgetting self-rehabilitation,” he said.
When told remove Mampintsha from the collabo which could potentially promote a narrative that abusive men carry on with life without any consequence whatsoever.
Kaybee responded that was not the message he was sending in the collabo and felt it was too harsh to remove Mampintsha considering the lengths the latter had gone to make amends.
“You said remove him. Very harsh approach after what the man is willing to do to better himself and encourage other men not to do the same mistakes.
“I’d like for you to intentionally apply a different approach in understanding forgiveness,” he said.