Omawumi is the latest celebrity to walk out of an interview that was heading nowhere.
First of all the questions were insulting. What does Omawumi drinking or smoking have to do with anything? It’s a shame that it was a woman who conducted the interview. Women get the unfair treatment most times in the industry. It was sort of baffling that the female presenter was asking the singer blatantly sexist questions. So much for sympathy amongst women.
Omawumi might be the first Nigerian celebrity (that I can recall) that has walked out of an interview. Her case is not an issue of an ego trip but a refusal to be used by an amateur interviewer to gain cheap points and traffic.
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Another celebrity who has stormed out of an interview because he did not like the line of questioning is South African rapper AKA. In October 2015 during the DJ Zinhle-AKA-Bonang Matheba love triangle, the rapper was asked about the hot media personality.
During an interview with News24 Live, AKA walked out when he was asked about Bonang Matheba. AKA spoke to his manager before getting up, and leaving the interview set. Oh just so you know AKA is now open about his relationship with Bonang Matheba.
Last year the ‘Iron Man’ himself Robert Downey Jr. walked out of an interview conducted by Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru. Downey Jr. wasn’t feeling the questions and told the presenter “You seem OK – it’s just getting a little Diane Sawyer.” The interview was to promote the actor’s latest movie but Sawyer had other plans so Robert Downey Jr. opted to walk out.
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The white Chris Brown better known to the world as Justin Bieber infamously hung up on an interviewer in 2012. After the interviewer hinted that Harry Styles of One Direction might hit on Bieber’s mother, the pop star said “I don’t think you should worry about me [and my mom with Harry Styles] — worry about your mom, bro” and then hung up.
Oh how can we talk about celebrities who have walked out of interviews and not mention Birdman. A couple of weeks ago Birdman ranted at the hosts of the Breakfast Club, Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy and Angela Yee for not putting ‘respeck’ on his name. After two minutes into the interview Birdman and his crew walked out.
While some celebrities can tolerate daft or intrusive questions, some are not having it. Once the line of questioning strays into personal matters they bounce.
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