Penny Lebyane expresses her views about Idols
Penny Lebyane is known for not suger-coating her words always opinionated, she still insists that black contestants on Idols SA season one back in 2002, were apparently set up for sabotage. Thus no black contestant ever won during those periods according to the lovely lady
Just a few days back Ms Lebyane voiced her views in an interview on MTV Base‘s Behind The Story Penny spoke about the controversy that happened when she was a judge for the singing competition that year.
According to Timeslive ‘host Pearl Thusi alluded to reports provided by producers of the singing show at the time stating that Penny had made a “mistake” when she said that black contestants could sing better than white ones’
‘Without giving Pearl a chance to finish her question, Penny interjected and said that her comments were not a mistake and she stood by her claims.
“I’m sorry but it’s true, there’s no mistake that I said [that]. It took so many years for the black kids to be seen and heard, and for black people to start voting.
“Yeah, I said that black kids can sing better, it wasn’t a mistake. I said, the black kids could sing better. At that time Idols SA was on M-Net and black people could not have access to DStv so they could not vote.”
According to Timeslive ‘Idols SA recently made headlines after coming under scrutiny with the elimination of fan favourite Virginia Qwabe. Her twin sister Viggy pulled out of the competition shortly after.’
“Producers rubbished claims that votes had been rigged and that the pair were bullied.”