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Kelly Khumalo apologizes for making a homophobic comment during her furious SAMAs rant

The 29th South African Music Awards (SAMAs) were held on Saturday at SunBet Arena in Time Square, Menlyn Maine, and there had to be drama.


When it comes to awards, it appears like the losers will have an outburst or two, and this year it was Kelly Khumalo.

The loss of the Female Artist of the Year award to gospel singer Ntokozo Mbambo infuriated The Voice of Africa.

The former Joyous Celebration member also won Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Faith Album for ‘Lavish Worship’.

Khumalo came to the SAMAs after failing to win Female Artist of the Year, dragging Mbambo into the discussion and having plenty of time to speak with fellow X users on the subject.

As with many online debates, things can get ugly and so was the case with Khumalo vs Mbambo fans and her critics.

The singer is known to be unfiltered but when she crossed the line with her homophobic remarks, her fans and friends called her into order real quick, and she was forced to apologize. Khumalo even acknowledged that the comment was uncalled for.