A heartbroken gospel legend Rebecca Malope put in her best at fellow gospel singer Lundi Tyamara’s funeral in Worcester on Sunday despite the insults she had received.
Rebecca Malope was hurt and angry after hearing that a fellow musician had named her the ‘funeral specialist performer.’
The singer, who Malope refused to name, made the comments after hearing that Malope was set to perform at Lundi’s funeral.
Notably, the gospel legend also performed at Sfiso Ncwane, David Masondo and Senzo Meyiwa’s funerals.
In her interview with The Sowetan, Malope said the musician went to the extent of suggesting that it seemed as if Malope rejoiced every time a celebrity died. The anonymous musician added that Malope used funerals as an opportunity to shine.
The derogatory comments left her heartbroken. Nevertheless, she still performed at the funeral because she had travelled to the Western Cape to bid farewell to her friend the best way she knew how and nothing was going to stop her.
“I went to the funeral with a bleeding heart.”
Speaking to the publication, Malope explained the circumstance that led to her performance at Lundi’s funeral. Following Lundi’s death, she sent a message to his manager, Anele Hlazo, offering her assistance. The two singers were very close as Lundi Tyamara was a back-up singer for Rebecca and the two remained friends after Lundi found his own path to success.
As a result, Malope gave an emotional performance at the late gospel star’s funeral despite being “angry” and “hurt” as a result of the comments. While paying her musical tribute to her longtime friend, Malope broke down in tears.
Watch the emotional performance by gospel legend Rebecca Malope here;
Lundi died earlier this year after battling with stomach TB which was worsened by liver complications. He was 38.