22/01/2018 15:34 SAST | Updated 22/01/2018 15:35 SAST

Gigi Vs Gugs: The Money, The Cockroach And The Tweets

Another pointless Twitter war inflamed by trolls – so messy, so early in the week? Sigh!


South Africans woke up on Monday to another Twitter war of words: this time between rapper Gigi Lamayne and talk-show presenter Gugu Mhlungu.

Gigi became the talk of the town – and the subject of body-shaming – after she posted a picture of herself in a bodysuit lying on the floor surrounded by money. The snap was from the music video of Miss Cosmo's song "Isaga Lam", in which Gigi features.

She said she posted the picture to raise awareness of her Gigi Lamayne Foundation, which "helps to educate and empower young women".

Trolls were quick to body-shame her for her looks, and she later deleted the picture.

On Monday, Gigi took to Twitter again to lash out at the trolls.

She also came for Mhlungu, who zoomed in and pointed out dirt or a dead bug (the jury is still out on what that actually was) in one of the corners.


She did not hold back. Here's the series of tweets:

To which Mhlungu responded:

But it was not over yet – then fans from both camps got involved.