MAKING AMENDS: Khaya Mthethwa

Days after he was labelled the “anti-Christ” over his new CD, gospel star Khaya Mthethwa is now trying to mend fences with the artists he reportedly dissed during a newspaper interview.

Khaya told the Sowetan: “Young people are not listening to the likes of Deborah Fraser and all these traditional gospel artists because we don’t relate. We might appreciate it but there’s no connection between us and them.”

He was talking about his new non-traditional gospel album, which he reportedly said “was not for everyone”.

But Khaya says the newspaper twisted his words, and posted on Facebook: “Those quotes were so horrible. It’s sad to see the media sometimes try and divide us this way. I would like to apologize to these great men and women who have gone before us in the industry and shaped our music industry. I honour their sacrifice and appreciate how they have supported my career as a young man,” he wrote.

It’s been a tough time for the Idols 2012 winner who admits that since he launched his new gospel album The Dawn he’s been called “the anti-Christ” by mense who don’t like his “progressive” sound.