Fifi Cooper says she is not a puppet of the EFF & Julius Malema
Femcee, Fifi Cooper, who recently spoke of not having advanced much in the industry because of her unwillingness to grant sexual favours, has lashed out at critics who call her a puppet of Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
The singer made it clear in an interview with TshisaLIVE that although the EFF had helped her in her battle with her former label Ambitiouz Entertainment, she is not a stooge of Malema’s political party.
She said: “I feel like they saw an injustice and they wanted to help. They fight many cases, not just mine. They fight for you when they feel there is an injustice. I am not a puppet. I am an artist and I appreciate what they did for me. It doesn’t matter how I feel about Julius (as a politician), he saved my life. I would have been in Maftown (her hometown of Mahikeng) now without him.”
Trouble began for Fifi Cooper when she woke up one morning and found, according to her, that she was just plain broke, although she had released hits with her then record label.
She broke up with her label, and it seemed a keg of trouble broke on her head as well, as Ambitiouz Entertainment served her an interdict on November 27, 2017 restraining her from performing any of the songs recorded with the label or for claiming the copyright.
It was at this point that Julius Malema intervened and Ambitiouz Entertainment relaxed its gag order, leaving Fifi Cooper the option to release an album.
She was so ecstatic she had taken to her Instagram page to thank God. She wrote: “When Jesus say yes nobody can say no.. I would like to thank @julius.malema.sello and @effsouthafrica for helping me with the case. The war is ALMOST over and I don’t really know how to thank Mr Malema. It’s been a very stressful year and I’m very happy the case is over now!! Now we can finally drop the album #Freedom”
Fifi Cooper, who goes by the sobriquet Boss Lady and has a gig at the Gallagher Convention Centre September 8, can now rest assured she had cleared the air on where she stands: she is not a puppet.
Her concluding words in the interview bears repeating: “I am not an EFF artist. To tell you the truth, I believe that everything in your life happens for a reason and if the EFF are meant to be in my life for a reason then who am I to dispute it? It is not about what people think I am.”