Stap Links Beyoncé, Flats meisies are a hit!



October 7, 2016
Stap Links Beyoncé, Flats meisies are a hit!

VIDEO STARS: Felicity, Anray and Lauren-Lee

Talented trio do a Kaapse remake of Queen Bey's 'Irreplaceable'.

Beyoncé “stap links” oppie Cape Flats.

And the ladies who added a local flavour to the singer’s 2006 megahit Irreplaceable, aka To The Left, say they will happily do it all over again.

Their gatmaak video, shot at home, belted out in Afrikaans and renamed Stap Links, has gone viral on social media, getting nearly 270 000 views.

But entertainers Felicity Kiran, Anray Amasure and Lauren-Lee Bock say they were actually rehearsing for their upcoming variety show when they decided to film the clip, and post it online for their fans.

It’s the way they changed some of the lyrics that makes the song really funny.

They sing: “I’m standing in the yardjie and he’s telling me how I’m such a fool. He’s talking bout, I will never ever find a bra like you, stap links, stap links.”

Felicity quips: “We don’t call it Irreplaceable anymore, we call it Stap Links.”

And mense love it. The trio says they’ve been asked to perform the song a dozen times at gigs.

And they say they will be doing it again at the Women2Women show at the Grace Performing Centre in Parow at the end of the month, also featuring Idols winner Karin Kortje.

And they’d like to remind people they are real performers.

Felicity and Lauren are solo female vocalists, while Anray is an actress who also teaches drama.

“We actually do sing, and out of the two-hour show, the Beyoncé bit is only about two minutes,” says Felicity.

And apparently, they’re not even the first group to perform the funny version of Irreplaceable.

It was first done about five years ago for the show La Femme at On Broadway.

Felicity says they are not officially a band, but will perform together for upcoming shows such as a fund-raiser for CANSA and 10 percent of proceeds will go to the cause.

Catch Women2Women on October 28 and 29, tickets are R80 and available from Computicket.

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