They unceremoniously rejected Lady Gaga’s request to be her opening act during the South African leg of her world tour in 2012, a move which resulted in an explosive Twitter exchange between the pop star and Die Antwoord.
But on Saturday social media was in a frenzy after the rap-rave group’s announcement of their pending split.
The band, formed in Cape Town in 2008 by rappers Ninja and Yolandi Visser and DJ Hi-Tek, and who rarely do interviews, confirmed to Exclaim! magazine they will split in September next year after the release of their fifth album.
In an interview, group leader Ninja said: “Die Antwoord dies on that day. It’s all over. I feel beautiful about it. I’m not scared of the end. I’m a Ninja. I’m not scared of death.”
Die Antwoord released their fourth album, Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid, on Friday and will embark on a world tour that will include stops in New York, Las Vegas and France. According to Exclaim!, the shows are all sold out.