By: Poelano Malema
Twitter was abuzz on Wednesday after a video showing popular Amapiano DJ, Busta 929, hosting teenage girls at his home went viral.
The girls were seen drinking and one of them was only wearing a towel.
A family member reached out to Hot & Served gossip page.
In a screenshot shared on social media, one of the girls’ sisters said the family has been worried sick about her. The family member also revealed that the girl is only 14.
“Saturday my little sis and her friends went to Rooftop Mohlakeng because Busta 929 was performing there and word is he took them to Sandton. We’ve been worried sick about them apparently they are even going Live with Busta in the live videos. They are mere 14 year old’s can they just come back home,” reads the screenshot.
Busta has since issued an apology.
In an official statement posted on Facebook, the DJ claimed that he hosted the girls to shoot a music video.
“Unfortunately, the context of the video that is being perpetuated on social media is untrue,” read the statement.
“The truth is that at the time of the recording of the Instagram Live Session, the three young women, were with myself, my manager, my friend and my girlfriend. We had been recording music with one of the young ladies.
“The team and I came across the young women whilst driving back from a night out. Whilst having a conversation with them, one of the young ladies expressed interest in doing music with Busta 929. It is for this reason that we took her and her friends home with us – to make music.”
The DJ claimed that they hosted the girls for two days and apologised for not getting consent from the teens’ parents.
“The oversight on our part was to not ensure that they had informed the parents of their whereabouts at the time. For this, my team and I sincerely apologise.”
He further denied that the underage girls were drinking.
“I want to assure everybody that nothing sinister was at play here, and everyone was present can attest to this.
“Lastly, no underage drinking took place. The alcoholic drinks that were there were being consumed by the adults who were present.
Image courtesy of Instagram/ @Busta_929