Babes Wodumo is back in the headlines after an alarming picture goes viral

The gqom queen has lost a lot of weight.

Babes Wodumo weight-loss

It has been a tough year for gqom singer Babes Wodumo, and it doesn’t seem like things are looking up.

The drama started earlier this week when the Daily Sun reported that Babes (real name Bongekile Simelane) and her boyfriend Mandla ‘Mampintsha’ Maphumulo were boo-ed off the stage at the Goduka Music Festival.

The pair were meant to perform at 2 pm at the King Zwelithini Stadium in KwaZulu Natal but when they went on to the stage to perform the crowd boo-ed them and threw items like bottles at their stage.

The event organiser, Pastor Mjosty said to the Daily Sun, ‘Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha did arrive at the event but couldn’t perform…This as maskandi fans were no longer interested in seeing them, so I advised them to stay backstage for their safety.’

And then on Wednesday, a picture of the pair went viral because of Babes’ significant weight-loss:

The pair have had a tumultuous relationship, with a clip earlier this year showing what appears to be Mampintsha abusing Babes. This then resulted in a court case, the couple seeking relationship counselling, a music video – and going on tour together.

Many people raised their concerns after the picture went viral with TV personality Lorna Maseko saying, ‘My heart really goes out to Babes Wodumo and whatever is going on in her life. We have a culture of kicking a dog when it’s down and almost celebrating people’s downfalls. I really pray she has people that love her and will carry her out of this mess – honestly!’

Rapper Cassper Nyovest also said, ‘Babes is still an amazing talent. Her personal issues have only ruined her name but not her talent. That, you can never take from her. That girl is and forever will be a superstar. I would still book and pay Babes rate.’

Babes, herself, also tweeted some cryptic tweets. Firstly she said, ‘Pray for me’ and ‘People will still judge me even when I’m dead.’ However, Babes has said in the past that her Twitter account was hacked so fans cannot be sure that this really is her tweeting.

We hope that she gets the help that she needs.

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