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Die Antwoord are Breaking Up Next Year. Good Riddance.

Failed performance art piece Die Antwoord will soon be no more.

Failed performance art piece Die Antwoord will soon be no more.


Ninja confirmed the group’s official September 2017 disbandment in a recent interview with Exclaim!.

"Die Antwoord dies on that day. It's all over. I feel beautiful about it. I'm not scared of the end. I'm a Ninja. I'm not scared of death," the rapper said.

They’ll presumably release their fifth and final album at that time alongside an “art project” presented by their longtime collaborator, American photographer Roger Ballen, at the Museum of Contemporary Modern Art Africa (MOCAA) in Cape Town.

They’ll release a movie too. It’s called South African Ninja. Expect it to live up to the fuckery that’s characterised Die Antwoord’s entire career.

“It's a South African gangster film that has African ninjas in it. Everything in the film is fictitious, like a regular movie, but it's hard and raw, and everything has some parallel to our lives, so it's got a surreal connection to everything," Ninja said of the film, which they’ve spent the past decade working on.

Accusations of cultural appropriation have been routinely pointed out. More recently, Ninja had the wherewithal to call this guy out for jocking his style.

So there you have it, Die Antwoord will no longer be a thing come September 2017. But given Ninja’s track record, there’s no telling which culture Waddy Jones will stake his shady ass flag on next.

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