- Chomee has released an official statement after she reportedly received R2 million from the NAC
- The musician has shared that she has not even received a cent from the National Arts Council
- The star also expressed that she applied for the funding because she is also struggling amid the Covid-19 pandemic
Chomee has released a statement after she was accused of receiving R2 million from the National Arts Council.
The musician denied that she received the funding from the NAC. She shared that she also lost a lot of work during the Covid-19 pandemic. The star reportedly bought a luxurious whip immediately after the money landed in her account.
Chomee, who is Arthur Mafokate's ex-girlfriend, shared the statement on Instagram. The singer asked:
"Is it because I’m not deserving of funding or because I am a black woman? The list released showed women of all races who applied for funding, got approved and they received some payment, and no one is asking them anything. Were they asked who they dated before or is it just me?"
The stunner further asked if she was not deserving R2 million because she's "a black woman".
"Is it because a black woman cannot manage money or projects meant to empower others in the industry?"
The star's fans took to her comment section to share their views on her statement. Check out some of their thoughts below:
"Hang in there sister, some people think progress is for them only."
"People are so malicious, even if it was in your account baby gal you did not steal - So what is the whole fuss... Are we missing something."
"This is so touching."
"We hear you. But I believe it's not about being black... It's about the privilege of receiving those funds. We are all aware that your ex is a veteran in this industry and he also benefited. We are also aware of your political affiliations both of you."
"Some of us don't even know such funding exists and even how to go about applying, needless to say we are fully behind you as your fans, let them give us names of everyone that applied and the criteria used to select them not just only you."
"I believe you and behind you."
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported that Chomee has denied that she received an over R2 million cheque from the National Arts Council (NAC). The musician allegedly bought herself a luxurious whip after she received the fat cheque from NAC.
The stunner took to social media and told her fans that a report by a local publication claiming her company, Divatainment, was recently paid R2 million by the Arts and Culture Department is all a big fat lie.
The money she allegedly received was meant to help struggling artists amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Chomee told her fans on Instagram that she bought the luxurious whip about six years ago. The star replied to a fan who asked about the car:
"@nonto_mathebula the car I have was bought about 6 years ago."
Veteran Mzansi musician Chicco Twala has slammed Arthur Mafokate after he reportedly shared that he's also financially struggling due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Arthur, who is a famous Kwaito musician, recently applied for the National Arts Council grant.
Chicco feels that rich people like Arthur do not deserve the relief funds aimed at helping struggling Mzansi people amid the pandemic.
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Source: Briefly News