September 9, 2016


Die Antwoord Announce They're Breaking Up & Share New Song

Daniel Boczarski/Redferns via Getty Images
Daniel Boczarski/Redferns via Getty Images

Update: Contrary to word from Ninja, Die Antwoord member Yolandi Visser says they're not breaking up, although their next album is still the "final" one:

Original story: Die Antwoord have announced that their creepy brand of intense South African hip-hop will be no more come September 2017. In an interview with Exclaim!, Ninja explained that the duo with disband and release a film that they've been working on for 10 years.

"Die Antwoord dies on that day," Ninja said. "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."

On Friday, they dropped the not-nice song “Fat Faded Fuck Face” ahead of their Sept. 17 release of Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid:

"Something crawled up your anus / And died that's why your face is / So fucked up / Salt taste in your mouth," Ninja spits.

The band will play their last show at Cape Town’s Museum of Contemporary Modern Art Africa and drop a film, called South African Ninja. Ninja told Exclaim!:

"That's been our well that we've been drinking from and drawing from since the beginning of Die Antwoord. We actually started writing it before Die Antwoord. So, it's been in the background for all of our ideas, which have all come from this film. 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."

As for the breakup, there's no word on future plans or what it means for the collaborators, who are not in a relationship, but have a daughter named Sixteen together.