People were not impressed with the casting of Somizi’s daughter Bahumi as Lebo Mathosa in BET’s upcoming six part series. Twitter blew up with South Africans voicing their disdain at the pick.
Following the controversy, Somizi took to Instagram to publicly affirm his daughter and to shut down any doubters. In the post the star shared a touching message he sent to Bahumi.
“Listen. Never question why you get certain opportunities in life. You deserve everything and you must take anything and they said you would never have. F*** The haters,” he said.
He also told her that it wasn’t her fault that she is his daughter. He gave her some wisdom on dealing with haters and people who look down on her.
“You’re the chosen one. You’re gifted. Loving. Good hearted. Talented. Smart. Let no troll make you believe otherwise. Never pay attention to them,” he said.