Entertainment news: Dineo Ranaka and Ntsiki Mazwai's Twitter showdown, Taylor Swift calls out Apple

Radio personality Dineo Ranaka.

Radio personality Dineo Ranaka.

Dineo Ranaka and Ntsiki Mazwai 

Where is the love? Radio personality Dineo Ranaka and poet Ntsiki Mazwai got into a twar that had them tweeting below-the-belt insults at each other. Things got heated on Monday morning when Ranaka tweeted about wearing a weave (or not). 

Mazwai later tweeted: “When a SA ‘Role Model’ says not wearing a weave means you are dirty! Lol! Dineo Ranaka tho….......take your meds!.” Ranaka fired back with a subtweet aimed at Mazwai.

Tweets from Mazwai later focused on Ranaka, who has two children with different fathers and is no longer in a relationship with either of them. 

So what could’ve started this Twitter showdown between the two women? A weave discussion that got personal. 

Mazwai and Ranaka revealed that there was no bad blood between them. It was just a harmless Twitter discussion. 

Taylor Swift withholds music from Apple

Pop artist Taylor Swift is not prepared to share her music for free. The singer wrote a letter to Apple on her  Tumblr page on June 21, airing her grievances and criticism of Apple’s new music streaming service, Apple Music. In the letter Swift explains why she is holding back her fifth studio album, 1989, which was released in 2014, from Apple Music.

Apple launched the streaming service in June with music from artists  such as Drake and Pharrell,  The Telegraph reported.

The streaming service is set to compete with streaming services, Spotify and Tidal. Apple Music costs $9.99 a month with a three-month free trial. But Swift feels it isn’t fair to share music on Apple Music for free for three months.

“I’m not sure you that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers or artists for those three months. I find it to be shocking, disappointing and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company,” she wrote.

Taylor Swift. (Reuters)

But she wants it known that she is not behaving like a spoilt brat by speaking up.

“This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew and entire management team by playing live shows. This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success.

We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation,” she concluded.

Apple has since confirmed that it will pay royalties to music labels and publishers during the three-month free trial, The Guardian reported on Monday.

AKA and DJ Zinhle are expecting a baby girl 

Hip hop artist, AKA’s BFF, Da L.E.S let slip that AKA, born Kiernan Forbes, and girlfriend, DJ Zinhle are expecting a baby girl, during an interview with gossip site, The Juice. AKA then confirmed the news on Twitter on June 19 that he indeed is going to be a father to a baby girl. 

The parents-to-be have recently become quite open about their personal lives, something they both used to guard. DJ Zinhle has allowed fans to into her personal space by sharing some of her most intimate moments on her blog, MOMents by DJ Zinhle.

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