Gospel Singer Khaya Mthethwa Shares His Awkward Moment In New York City


If you think walking around with no shoes on is no big deal, then you need to think twice about going to America.

Apparently, it’s a crime over there and that was the plight Gospel singer Khaya Mthethwa found himself in.

The South African star was kicked out from a hotel in New York because he was walking around with no shoes on!

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Khaya had only spent a week or more in America before the unfortunate experience occurred. He took to Twitter on Friday night to share his American experience at a hotel in Times Square; where he was kicked out.

Unschooled on the ways New Yorkers, the star said that he had walked from his hotel to a nearby restaurant barefoot, oblivious of the fact that he was committing a crime.

Consequently, he was approached and told that walking around barefoot was seen as “foul language.” Thus, he received the boot from hotel management.

Nevertheless, the star laughed off the incident on his twitter page. He acknowledged he has learnt his lessons and would remember to wear shoes next time.

As part of his mission in the city, Khaya recently performed during a Sunday service at the Bethel Gospel Assembly in Harlem.

Meanwhile, gospel singer Khaya Mthethwa attracted a lot of criticism after accusing older artists of making things boring last month. The Idols SA winner promised to spice up the gospel music with youthful exuberance. He also plans to focus his attention on trendy music in order to win the souls of young people.

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Khaya aims at bringing young people to the gospel through his new generation gospel songs.

Nevertheless, Mthethwa said he respects gospel singers who had been in the industry before him. However, he maintained that the youths do not connect with their kind of music anymore than they appreciate the art.