The South African rave-rap duo definitely aren't breaking up, and they brought the fire to their Jimmy Kimmel set
Amid what are now said to be false reports that they were breaking up, Die Antwoord gave a killer performance of “Banana Brain” as musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The rave-rap pair burst onto the outdoor stage with the track off of their upcoming album, Mount Ninji And Da Nice Kid. The duo were backed up by dancers in onesies , with Yolandi wearing a pink all-in-one. Ninja lifted his partner onto his shoulders during the show, and he later made a dive into the crowd at the height of their high energy performance.
News that the South African electro-rap duo would be splitting up came from a recent Exclaim! interview with Ninja, where he was quoted saying that the pair would split up in September 2017. He said: “Die Antwoord dies on that day. 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.”
Yolandi responded to the interview on Instagram to deny this. “DIE ANTWOORD IS NOT BREAKING UP”, she wrote. “The journalist... totally twisted our words.” However, she confirmed that a retrospective at Cape Town’s MOCAA was in the works, and that they will shoot a feature film called South African Ninja.
Die Antwoord recently released the suitably dark and twisted video for “Banana Brain”, while gearing up to drop what’s been rumoured as their fifth and final album. It follows this year’s Suck On This EP.