Tag: Equal Rights
While the “Equal Rights” appears to be the victor, it came at a price. Her gritty diss records drew some controversy for some lyrics where she was disrespected D.I.’s mother. Speaking with Winford Winford on OnStage last weekend, Ishawna says she has no regrets about the “mother” lyrics. She also said that she has a lot more to come but didn’t elaborate on her new singles.
“I’ve just been doing my things, deal with my career as everybody knows that’s what I do, I focus on me and I just heard a song came out about me,” Ishawna said. “She said a lot of things in her interview and everything that she said was not true and I am not really here to discuss what she said in her interview, I am just speaking on what I know about. I don’t know anything about D.I., me and D.I. were never friends, we never use to cross roads together none of that. Me here a mind my business a go my gym, a drink my water, a take my vitamins, and I just heard a song about me. I had a flight because I was suppose to go England and my flight got postponed and I just decided that I am going to answer her because I have some free times on my hands.”
Ishawna said that initially she didn’t want to respond, but because she had some free time on her hands she decided to go in the studio and released a diss track. She also spoke in depth about the mother situation where she said that she has no regrets. The dancehall deejay then discussed some recent backlash over some remarks she said about Miss Lou on Instagram and her recent “Equal Rights” single.
The “Equal Rights” singer released a gritty diss track last month “Walking Dead” where she rips Danielle D.I. mother who is currently battling a life threatening illness. The song drew a lot of condemnation from some dancehall fans who thinks that she went a bit too far. Seems D.I. is moving past that with a new single “So Blessed” dedicated to her mother.
“Mama am so blessed mi have you / Want you fi know that, mi love you / Mama I’m so blessed mi have you / Love you with everything I do,” she sings. The dancehall diva released another single “Nothing On Me” where she takes a few shots at Ishawna. The song is not being promoted as a diss track, but you can expect a response from the “Equal Rights” deejay.
Ishawna cramps up the dial with her new raunchy music video “Equal Rights.”
Back in May, Ishawna released her raunchy new single “Equal Rights” and immediately she started getting a lot of backlash from both dancehall fans and the church community. Those criticisms is not slowing her down because she just drop the visuals for the track and lets just say its rated R. That means she is not listening to her critics and is even thinking about cranking up the volume.
The cut was directed by Terminal 4 Media and Ishawna herself and features the dancehall diva living out her fantasy. She used her long hair and her costar to barely hide her goods. Some fans are calling for the video to be removed from YouTube while some females fans are saying that they like what Ishawna is doing. “Mi love it when the man them brave up …. girl kill them and done mi just wah wine pan a bwoy tongue right now…. hey bwoy come yah with your tongue?,” Nordia Davis wrote in the comments.
Some fans are arguing that male dancehall artists like Vybz Kartel and Alkaline have been singing about similar subjects for years and there have been no backlash.
Ishawna recovered her Mercedes-Benz over the weekend after cops seized the luxury vehicle.
In the midst of her heated beef with Danielle D.I., the “Equal Rights” singer was left embarrassed last week Thursday when cops impounded her Benz for lack of insurance and registration. She was also slapped with a $10,000 ticket. Seems all of that is now water under the bridge for the dancehall diva since she is back on the road with insurance and proper documentation we hope. Some sources say that she doesn’t have the title for the car has been driving around without proper documentation.
The car was a gift to Ishawna by Downsound Records boss Joe Bogdanovich in 2015. She has since parted ways with the label but still has the car so there were a lot of chatters that the vehicle may not be registered in her name. Ishawna has been having an eventful year in dancehall with her controversial single “Equal Rights” getting her a lot of attention. The sexually charged single won her some new fans but also earned her some enemies.
She has been locked in a bitter feud with fellow female dancehall star Danielle D.I. over the last few weeks. Both sides have already delivered two diss tracks and now fans are watching to see who will blink first.
Ishawna finds herself again at the center of some fresh controversies that have nothing to do with her music.
Last weekend, the “Equal Rights” singer posted a smoking hot photo of herself on her Instagram page and captioned it, “Mi nuh dress inna tablecloth like Miss Lou #RipMissLou.” Her Jamaican fans think that she was disrespecting the late Jamaican icon who is celebrated as the mother of Jamaican culture.
“Ishawna u a my artist and mi rate u but u should think before u make that caption abt miss lou,” one fan wrote in the comments, while another fan added, “See what happen is that we lost our way as a people we have no respect for the true patriots and people who paved the way for us. This is by no means an attack on the artist but she really went way over the line Miss Lou was one of the persons who fought for our culture and wearing the “bandanna” it symbolizes a bit of our culture and for her to refer to it in a diragietory (derogatory) term as “table cloth” shows no respect and frankly straight up ignorance to the legacy of a real Jamaican icon.”
A rep for Ishawna told DHH that she meant no disrespect to Miss Lou and was merely expressing herself regarding her outfit. “She meant no disrespect people are just reaching with this one,” her rep said. Ishawna recently got some backlash from dancehall fans for her raunchy single “Equal Rights.”