K so here’z da scoop about Wanga, kids. Let’s start at the very beginning.
So… Ninja met ¥o-landi a loooooong time ago on a strange little farm in Cape Town. Now on the farm lived a creepy old man with big beard and fat tummy called Andre. Andre didn’t own the farm, he just squatted there. But in South Africa if you squat on government land for long enough, you can’t get kicked off that easily, especially if you tell everyone that the farm is a ‘shelter’ for street kids.
¥o-landi used to stay on this farm for a while when she didn’t have a place to stay, back when she was 19 years old. ¥o-landi’s best friend on the farm was a sweet kid called Wanga (who we’ll come back to in a bit).
¥o-landi started getting a bit freaked out when(50something year old) Andre started writing her love letters saying that he wanted to ‘be with her’.
¥ got even more freaked out when Andre (who likes drinking lots of red wine and painting pictures in his spare time) asked ¥o-landi if he could take some nude fotos of her.
It was Ninja who finally convinced ¥o-landi to move off the farm when Wanga (and some other boys from the farm) showed Ninja and ¥o-landi a secret box, that Andre kept hidden on the farm. Inside this box were lots and lots of fotos of nude girls (who had visited or stayed on the farm) that Andre had taken fotos of. (None of these photos were ever turned in2 paintings by the way.)
So when Ninja eventually ‘stole’ ¥o-landi from the farm shortly after this, Andre freaked the fuck out and has been fuckin pissed off with Ninja ever since.
When this recent big news hit that that Ninja and ¥o-landi are going to be starring in a big hollywood movie, some haters lost their fuckin minds, and all of a sudden, people (who we have nothing to do with) start crawling out the woodwork with all sorts of ridiculous claims.
One of the people being old creepy old Andre, who recently told Wanga to go to the newspapers with his story, which, by the way, was missing quite a few juicy details.
So after Ninja stole ¥o-landi from the farm (some time ago) her and Ninja would visit the farm from time to time to hang out with Wanga and some of the other kids. At this point in time Wanga (and some of the naughty boys from the farm) had just got out of Pollsmoor prison for getting up to mischief again. But Ninja and ¥o-landi just loved Wanga because he was just so cool, and fun, and just kind of like, a lost soul, looking for direction in life.
Back when Die Antwoord was just starting out, N+¥ got an idea to teach the boys from the farm some dance routines and show them what it was like to perform in front of a crowd. Then Ninja hand-painted some track suits for the boys and the boys danced with N+¥ during one of their shows, which was a super fun experience 4 everyone.
Ninja taught the boys a lesson after the show, when he paid them for dancing with them. Ninja told the boys that money is nrg. He said that the more time and nrg u put in2 something you love, the more money you will get from it, and that magic doors will start opening for you in life if you do this. But if you dont give lots of time and energy to something you love, you obviously wont get that much money for it, and all the magic doors in life will stay closed to you.
Then anyway, just after this concert Wanga told N+¥ about a little problem he was having. Wanga told them that everytime he went home to visit his mom in the hood, the men from the hood would hit him and tease him because Wanga was not circumsized. Wanga told N¥ that he was too scared to go to the bush to get circumsized to become a ‘man’. Every year hundreds of kids die (or get left with tragic penis problems) from this old school Xhosa custom, which Ninja thought was a bit silly.
Now around about this same time, Ninja and ¥o-landi were working on a new track called EVIL BOY. This track was based on Ninjas EVIL BOY tattoo (that Ninja got a loooooong time b4 all of this.)
So when Wanga told Ninja about this little problem he was having, and what he was expected to do to ‘become a man’, Ninja lifted up his sleeve, pointed at his EVIL BOY tattoo, and said:
"Yo Wanga, why don’t you just stay ‘EVIL BOY 4 life’ like me?"
And Wanga smiled a big, relieved smile.
Then Ninja asked Wanga if he wanted to try something fun, and Wanga said, ja!
Ninja told Wanga that he was busy working on a track with ¥o-landi called EVIL BOY, and that it would maybe be cool if Wanga kicked a rap verse on this track in Xhosa with them.
Now Wanga didn’t know anything about rapping, but Ninja said he could maybe teach Wanga how to rap.
The 1st thing Ninja taught Wanga was that the best stuff to rap about is real life stuff.
Ninja told Wanga that he was busy writing his own ‘evil ninja’ rap verse, and Yo-landi was writing her own ‘evil witchy’ rap verse.
Then Ninja got the idea to write a rap verse for Wanga based on this Xhosa innitiation Wanga was trying to get out of.
Then Ninja and ¥o-landi wrote a hype rap verse for Wanga.
And Wanga helped Ninja translate the lyrics to Xhosa.
Then Ninja rapped the Xhosa verse on a beat (that his homie Diplo made for him).
Then Ninja gave the rap to Wanga on CD to learn.
Then N+¥ took Wanga into a studio for the 1st time and Wanga copied how Ninja rapped.
Then Ninja and Yo-landi showed Wanga how to rap some extra stuff on the EVIL BOY chorus they had written, and the track came out real cool!
And this is how Wangas raps on the Evil Boy song got made.
(Just a little quick note here kids: Wanga told the papers recently that N+¥ based their EVIL BOY character on Wangas EVIL BOY ‘artwork’.
This is just one of the delirious little fibs Wanga slid into his dodgy story.
Just for the record: Ninjas EVIL BOY tattoo was stuck into Ninja’s arm looooong before Wanga kicked his verse on the EVIL BOY song)
But anyway, lets carry on with this fun little story here…