Uncle Waffles must be beaming wherever she is as international superstar Drake jumped on her Instagram live and gave her a huge shoutout. The Swaziland born DJ’s meteoric rise caught the attention of Drake after that viral video and it has been an upward trajectory ever since.
Lungelihle Zwane, AKA Uncle Waffles went on Instagram live to give fans a taste of her new music from her EP, Red Dragon which is yet to be released. During her IG live, Drake hopped on and hyped Waffles up.
At first he said her name “Wafffflllllesss.” Then Drake said, “Top DJ Top Sound Uncle Waffles” in the comments and then added a waffles emoji.
We first witnessed how Drake fanned over Waffles when he followed her on Instagram since her viral video went viral.
“People are burning 😳” pic.twitter.com/H5JRg8sXHX
— Waffles🐉 (@unclewaffffles) October 16, 2021
Fans have been giving Waffles her flowers ever since this major shout out from Drake.
Drake when he sees uncle waffles: pic.twitter.com/7LO0BCDKsa
— t s h w a r e l o (@_tshwarelo04) March 25, 2022
Even drake knows uncle waffles is the next big thing pic.twitter.com/pWVdE06rgl
— U+0020 (@allthingsgreyy) March 25, 2022
With the positive publicity she is getting, she has received her fair share of hate. Especially from Slik Talk. He labelled her the worst highest paid DJ ever.
“This girl is the worst highest paid DJ I ever heard in my life. Everything about her set was garbage…the mixing, the songs, she was playing songs from 2019.”
“This is what I hate about this whole internet sensation thing, we overhype people and make them think that they are talented. Uncle Waffles has zero talent. She is a pretty girl but she is not talented. She can dance and she has a great stomach but we have a million other talented dancers.
“When the Adiwele song falls off will Uncle Waffles be here? I don’t thinks so,” dissed the YouTuber.
If that wasn’t enough, he even took shots at Kamo Mphela, “Uncle Waffles, you are 10KGs away from falling off, ask Kamo Mphela she knows,” he trolled.
Waffles used to retweet some of the mean tweets from people but the hate sometimes got to her. She issued a statement saying she does not handle her twitter account anymore.
Uncle Waffles is tired of the trolling and even issued a statement defending herself and her team from trolls.
A part of her statement reads, “Everything being posted is being twisted and taken out of context, KK and everyone is my family. My moment is being striped away because now people in my life who helped me and believed in me before a lot of people are becoming affected. Even making the decision a few days ago to no longer handle my social media Bc I was becoming overwhelmed and hyper focusing on the hate.”
She said she appreciates the love she is getting from people, “I appreciate all the love above all else, I needed to clarify this. Those are my people who are part of my everyday and have really held me down. Let’s not touch that part. Even typing this with the feeling that it will still be altered sucks as well, genuinely my people love me.” – ZAlebs