Rapper Gigi Lamayne Slams SA Hip Hop Industry

"I was apparently too dark and ugly to make it"

By  | Mar 10, 2021, 04:43 PM  | Gigi Lamayne  | Drama

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Gigi Lamayne exposed the South African Hip Hop industry for it's filth especially towards an artist like herself. She opened up about how she was told that she was too dark skinned and ugly to make it, but now she is one of the best in the game.

She told ZAlebs what she meant by her rants and this is what she had to say: 
 
“It comes with feeling that the industry is quite connection based. We’re superficial in the sense that we’re trying so hard to mimic American culture that we have forgotten how beautiful we are.” She explains. “I find it a Sho Madjozi and a Focalistic are the epitome of what South African Hip Hop should look like in terms of their sound. They both rap in their language but most of all, they incorporate the production and the sound into what I feel the standard should be.”

She also said the industry is corrupted:

“I’m very angry at the South African industry because we find that talent is not the first thing being pushed now. Like I said, its connection based – who knows who and who is closing doors on who. It’s a very superficial space to be in until you become Indie and have your own team and then collaborate with a major label.”
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