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South African Plus-Size Model Breaks Down After Getting Fat Shamed at SA Fashion Week

The South African social media sensation Lesego Legobane has had it with her critics.

South African model, photographer and influencer Lesego Legobane just can't catch a break.


Last month, she made international headlines when she clapped back at a body shamer.

Yesterday, she was again body-shamed. This was after she made her runway debut at the South African Fashion Week event.

Legobane is no stranger to body shaming. She has been able to deal with the cyber-bullying, but yesterday, it got too much for her to handle. When a video of her on the runway was posted, the vitriol came in the comments section.

"I usually don't give a fuck, but tonight, I am sad. On one of my best days. I am sad," she tweeted. Support came from her followers, and some personalities such as rappers Cassper Nyovest and Riky Rick, who told her to keep her head up.

"If you guys are tired, imagine how I feel," she carried on tweeting. "I've taken it all in for four years without giving a fuck, but yesterday, oh baby."

While some people tweeted message of support, others called her out for her similar behavior from a few years ago, in which she was skinny shaming.

The tweet has since been deleted, but screenshots are forever. Legobane is a changed person, but she feels people won't forgive her.

"This bullying that I am a part of? What is it? The 2013 tweet I apologized for in 2014 / 2015/ 2016/ 2017? Again, I am deeply sorry," she tweeted in response to being called out for being a cyber bully herself.

Read the rest of her tweets below.

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As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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Born in Kenya, Mau spent his life oscillating between the East African nation and England, followed by a short stint spent furthering his studies in New York. In a full-circle moment, mau uprooted his life in the big apple amidst the madness pandemic and made the move to Nairobi.

Listening to the MFN EP feels like diving head first into a pool of Mau's consciousness. He once spoke about the conflict between telling his fans to share their grief while withholding his own, but his latest offering MFN is far from stoic. The project marks his evolution from Kamau Wainana, the soft spoken kid with loud ambitions to mau from nowhere, a trailblazer defining music within 'Nu Nairobi.' As he gets less attached to being defined by a certain space, it's entrancing to watch him find comfort in his craft instead.

In this interview below, we demystify the man behind the music by discussing love, growth, disappointment and the recurrent themes of familial and romantic relationships.

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