South Africa’s favourite podcast, Podcast and Chill With MacG has become SA’s most talked about platform on Twitter. Every week, something from the podcast is bound to spark a convo on Twitter and divide the nation.
The podcast launched in 2018 with 200 episodes being released since then. Lately, the talk show host has been gaining a reputation of being able to get any celeb guest to “spill the tea,” with many listeners claiming he uses a “truth serum.”
After each episode, social media seems to go crazy over the scandals that are revealed on the show. From Jub Jub’s comments about Kelly Khumalo this week to singer Boohle’s shady comments about Cassper Nyovest, Mac G’s Podcast and Chill is action-packed with behind-the-scenes drama of celebrity feuds.
Here are 4 moments that had Mzanzi in a tizz:
MacG shades Boity
In this episode of his podcast, “Podcast and Chill”, MacG sat with his co-host, Sol Phenduka, and interviewed Nota Baloyi.
They discussed the many of Nota’s beefs as well as his thoughts on Emtee, AKA and Black Coffee, who Nota said was dumber than he thought.
The episode also had a segment in which the three men were asked which local female celebrity they would marry, kill or have coitus with.
In the segment, which was filled with vulgar language and blatant misogyny, MacG said he would marry Bonang Matheba, have coitus with Thando Thabethe and kill Boity.
“I’d marry Bonang, and kill Boity, my problem is that everyone has f**ked Boity so I’d kill her,” he said.
A clip of the segment was uploaded onto Twitter by a Twitter user. MacG was slammed for what social media users termed “slut-shaming” and for being misogynistic.
Boohle throws shade at Cassper Nyovest
Back in September, rising vocalist Boohle appeared on the MacG podcast off the back of her hit song Siyathandana with Cassper Nyovest.
The song was one of the biggest tracks of 2021 and features a catchy hook and extraordinary vocals by the singer. After being asked about the collaboration, Boohle shocked fans by implying that she was in fact the brains behind the song. On Cassper’s creative input, she said he “only came with is verse” and that she “wasn’t even there.”
Tweeps on social media went wild with these comments, claiming she should be more gracious and appreciative for being able to work with such a big artist at such an early stage in her career.
Jub Jub makes shocking revelation about Kelly Khumalo
Earlier this week, media personality and musician Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye, appeared on the podcast, and claimed he was open to discussing anything with the 947 DJ.
A snippet of the episode, which is set to air on 1 December, was posted to social media and got tongues wagging.
In it, Jub Jub says that he has “dirt” on everyone, including information on Mac G himself. The part that got Tweeps talking though, was when he took aim at baby mama Kelly Khumalo, claiming she uses traditional medicine on the men she is involved with. “Everybody knows that Kelly uses umuthi,” he said.
The comment has Twitter divided, with some calling it humorous while others simply found it distasteful and disrespectful.
Actress Natasha Thahane snitches on herself
Actress Natasha Thahane, whose episode with MacG aired last week, also topped the Twitter trends after her controversial comments on the show.
Natasha, who is the granddaughter of Desmond Tutu, told MacG that when she wanted to study abroad in the US, she received funding from the government after reaching out to politician Baleka Mbete.
She was accepted to the New York Film Academy in 2017 but according to the actress, did not have the money to finance her studies herself.
“I asked Mam’ Baleka (Mbete) and was like, ‘Mama, I need to go back to school. I’ve been accepted… I don’t know what I’m going to do, can I have funds? Please arrange something for me.’ She managed to speak to (the department) Arts and Culture and they were able to help me,” she said on the podcast.
Social media users were left infuriated by the flaunting of her privilege and how easy it was for her to get money from the government when many other deserving students struggle for years.
However, Natasha has since commented on the outrage in an official statement:
A year ago, author Jackie Phamotse candidly spoke to Macgyver about the controversial blesser & slay queen phenomenon, the underworld and her last offering of the fictional series Bare3:ego.
We can’t wait to see what other shocking revelations will be made next on the podcast.