Die Antwoord's Ninja replies to fan questions on CHAPPiE internet tabloid rumors
A very concerned fan just asked me if the weird rumours about 'my behaviour' on the CHAPPIE set are true, so i thought i'd help shed a little light here on Boing Boing. A very concerned fan just asked me if the weird rumours about 'my behaviour' on the CHAPPIE set are true, so i thought i'd help shed a little light here on Boing Boing. The fans' questions are in CAPS, and my answers follow.—Ninja
Rumor: 'NINJA BECAME A NIGHTMARE FOR THE CREW DURING THE FILMING OF CHAPPIE.'
Ninja: Nah, me and ¥O-Landi Vi$$er stuck to ourselves in general, we had our own cute little tent on each filming location coz were writing rhymes for our DONKERMAG album at da time and wanted to stay in the zone, sometimes i would speak to neill about silly random shit, or fun ideas for our scenes.
Rumor: 'MANY PUBLISHERS WRITE THAT NEILL SAID, "I DO NOT WANT TO BE IN THE SAME ROOM WITH HIM", AFTER HE WORKED WITH NINJA'
Ninja: So just to be super clear, all the rumours about my 'terrible behaviour' on set was written by 1 south african journalist, who has written many tabloid-style diss features on Die Antwoord (over the last 3 years) before his big Chappie feature. i have no idea who this dude is, but he seems to have a lil problem with us. some of his other features were called: 'DIE ANTWOORD - NATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT' and 'DIE ANTWOORD - SOUTH AFRICA'S WORST NIGHTMARE'.
but this last feature he wrote titled: 'NINJA - PURE EVIL' (where all the funny chappie rumors came from) was the juiciest 1 by far, my boy got really busy dis time :-P
...but anyway, nah, me and neill (and his wife terri) are all homies, we speak all the time, neill and terri love me and ¥ and we love dem back ♥
Rumor: 'NINJA WAS TRYING TO TEACH ACTORS HOW TO PLAY PARTICULAR SCENES'
Ninja: Actors usually chat a little about how they going to play out each scene... like sharlto copley (who played chappie), who is super experienced, showed me alot how he wanted me to 'bump off him' which helped alot!
except 😂 i did bump heads a little with brandon auret (hippo) who was juiced up on a copius amount of steroids during filming (to help him stay buff) and so he was on edge the whole time...
during one take brandon was so pumped up that he punched the window of the van that ¥o-landi was sitting right next to, and the window smashed (real glass, not fake glass) and glass went in ¥o-landi's eye, but she didnt complain, and just went to the medic and got it washed out quietly...
brandons finger got cut open during this incident and he super glued it together, coz he was tweeking so hard and didnt want to wait for stitches...
it was fun working out how to play our scenes with sharlto and dev patel and the other actors, but brandon got a little weird about me suggesting anything and went crying to production about me... but its just water under the bridge coz the HIPPO character was fuckin ill as fuck...
neill bounced the hippo character of me and ¥ and we gave some input on his hairstyle, which is turned out so dope.... i also suggested that hippo shud have a zulu accent which neill loved... HIPPO is one of my favourite villians ever... he's so flava... i especially loved beating him to death with a shovel 😂 😂 😂
Rumor: 'NINJA WAS CUT FROM MOST OF THE SCENES FROM THE FILM'
Ninja: - um... no i wasnt 😂 😂 😂
Rumor: 'NINJA INSULTED NEILL BLOMKAMP: NEILL'S SISTER PHOTOGRAPHER, STEPHANIE BLOMKAMP, WAS SHOOTING BEHIND THE SCENES / PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS FOR THE FILM, BUT NINJA SAID HE DIDN'T WANT TO WORK WITH HER.'
Ninja: um 😂 see the credit for the dope-ass foto above ???? steph took all the #chappiemovie promo pix dat me and ¥ been dropping on our IG's da whole time... steph's pix are ill.
Rumor: NINJA GAVE DEV PATEL WEED COOKIES
Ninja: - 😮 dafuq... no i didnt... ask him 😂 😂 😂 and dev was ill 2 work with, that kid is flava, and has no brakes on like me...
Rumor: 'NINJA BEHAVED LIKE AN ASSHOLE. NINJA HIT ON ALL THE GIRLS ON SET, AND WAS GLUED TO THEM EVEN INFRONT OF ¥O-LANDI'
Ninja: ever since i was a teenager, my style around girls has been kinda like 'laid back in da cut'... cos i never knew what to say, nowadays i'm still kicked back around girls i like... and it's super funny, cos there was 1 girl on set that i actually ignored coz she was the kinda girl that needs attention from all the guys around her... which is super off-putting to me, and from the info fed to the journalist who wrote up all this stuff... it sounds like it was her that went to the press, claiming i was hitting on all the girls, especially her... :-P but pffft... u wish bitch u aint all dat 😂 😂 😂
Rumor: 'NINJA SHOWED GIRLS A PHOTO OF HIMSELF GIVING HIMSELF A BLOW-JOB!'
Ninja: - 😮 !!! 😂 😂 😂 ok... of all the rumors anyone has ever made up about me, this 1 has 2b da coolest!!! i was like wut?wut?wuuuuut? to be honest, all my friends were amazed when they asked me if this was true!!! i said: fuck i wish it was true! but i haven't been able to suck my own dick since i was a teenager... i'm not supple enough anymore... maybe if i start yoga
to sum all this shit up... in the wise words of the great James Franco:
MOTHERFUCKERS ARE PEANUT BUTTER AND JEALOUS... THEY HATE US CAUSE THEY ANUS😘 ♥
Photography: Stephanie Blomkamp
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