Babes Wodumo in airport drama. Picture: Instagram

DURBAN - Gqom queen Babes Wodumo is in the middle of yet another controversy after she filmed herself chasing after a woman at the OR Tambo International Airport and swearing at her.

It appeared the woman had ‘hushed’ at Babes Wodumo and her clique, although it was unclear who and how many people the hitmaker was accompanied by. 

The Wololo hitmaker did not take kindly at being ‘hushed’ at and told the woman she was not a chicken. Babes then followed the woman, confronted and cornered her.

It appeared airport personnel intervened in the verbal altercation and the woman left, but Babes continued to swear at her in isiZulu.

The incident was recorded live on Babes Wodumo’s Instagram.


Babes Wodumo chases a woman who hushed at her. She would swear and confront the woman. Video has been edited to exclude swearing.
Babes Wodumo. Picture: Instagram

The video went viral on Twitter from Tuesday evening.

By Wednesday morning, Babes Wodumo took to Twitter to say she is “human”. She attached a video of Brenda Fassie in what appeared to be her response to the incident.

“We are all humans...Being a celeb doesn’t mean I’m an animal I have feelings, emotions, a heart etc .. Let me be!!!”

We are all humans.Being a celeb doesn’t mean I’m an animal I have feelings,emotions,a heart etc..Let me be!!!

— Bongekile simelane (@BABESWODUMO) December 5, 2018

On Twitter, fans appeared to back Babes Wodumo and said she had dealt with a ‘racist’.

Fashion designer Thula Sindi described Babes Wodumo as “an icon”.

THIS is why Babes Wodumo is an icon 💣💥❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

— Thula Sindi (@thulasindi) December 5, 2018

Babes Wodumo is and indication of how we ALL feel on the inside. Honestly, truly. It is so tiring to have to censor ourselves even in situations that don't really call for censorship. Sikhathele.

— The Flame (@RealNomalanga) December 5, 2018

I'm here for Babes Wodumo almost throwing hands at an unknown white woman who allegedly told Babes and her friends to shut up while they were having a conversation.

— Beauty Queen in tears. (@Moosa_Kaula) December 5, 2018

Is saying "ssshhhhhhhh.... !" To someone who is making noise racist thou?
I know its disrespectful but is it racist?
Im talking about this Babes Wodumo video.

— Lethiweyinkosi 👑 (@Lethu_Dlamini) December 5, 2018

If Babes Wodumo doesn't release a December banger and call it "Kuthi Shhhh",

i'd be very much dissapointed😏

— Chiece of Picken 🍗 (@ansleyENZ) December 5, 2018