Somizi. Picture: Instagram

Local star Somizi has set the record straight that is was 'Idols SA' that made him a bigger star and not his former BFF, Bonang Matheba. 

Blogger and entertainment commentator Phil Mphela went on the SABC 1 show the 'Real Goboza' and fans then alluded to the fact that Mphela implied that Bonang was the reason Somizi made it big. 

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Phil Mphela then went on social media to clarify his comments stating: "I never said Somizi owes Bonang anything. I said his rise and brand elevation benefitted from being around B*"

Somizi then clamped back in a reply saying "Just watched. No Phil. Idols made me a bigger star not Bonang no no no".