- Kelly Khumalo decided to share why she quit the production of the Lebo Mathosa biopic, Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story
- The singer and actress claims that she walked away because of the terrible hygiene on the set
- According to her, she told the production team to clean up or she'd leave
Kelly Khumalo has revealed why she decided to quit the Lebo Mathosa biopic role. Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Kelly wants to focus on her music, but that's not why she decided to give the role a pass.
According to ZAlebs, Kelly quit because of the lack of hygiene on the set of the much-anticipated BET Africa film, Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story.
During an interview with Metro FM, Kelly opened up, saying that she complained about how unclean the set was, and was then told she was acting like a diva.
Kelly apparently told the production team to clean up the bathrooms among other things, or she'd leave. And since she's no longer part of the film, it's not hard to guess what happened.
According to City Press, Kelly wasn't going to let this affect her in a negative way.
"I am at a point in my life where I have recognised the importance of representing myself the best way I can possibly do."
Legend Manqele, a local reality TV producer, took Kelly side on the matter.
"Kelly felt that working under these conditions was limiting her ability to honour the talented icon that was Lebo Mathosa and execute a sound performance."
Meanwhile, KB Motsilanyane took over from Kelly, but she's been slammed as the wrong choice by South Africa's most outspoken poet, Ntsiki Mazwai.
Ntsiki feels KB doesn't have the right kind of energy to play the role of Lebo convincingly.
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