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.
Earlier this month, Ishawna came under fire among dancehall fans for disrespecting Miss Lou on her Instagram profile. “Mi nuh dress inna tablecloth like Miss Lou #RipMissLou,” she wrote. Since then several local celerbities and politicians have spoken out against her including media personality Khadine “Miss Kitty” Hylton aka Fluffy Diva. “Nuh dish towel cyaa diss Miss Lou… big up gal weh can read and write and these things,” Kitty said.
Ishawna was on Instagram Live over the weekend when her fans asked her about Miss Kitty’s remarks and the dancehall diva pushed back saying, “Miss Kitty say mi dunce? Alright, that’s cute but her body wan do, her body wan do over, a that she should worry about,” Ishawna said. “She is suppose to wear it the bandana.”
Ishawna is again looking for new management after being dropped by Donsome.
The controversial dancehall diva got some backlash on social media last weekend for what some of his fans call her gross disrespect of Jamaican cultural icon Miss Lou. Seems the backlash was enough to prompt the company that is managing her career and doing her bookings to part ways with her. Donsome Booking Agency, run by Adrian Donsome Hanson, confirmed the split in a statement sent to the media.
Despite the split, the company said in its statement that they will honor prior booking made before July 2017, but will no longer be doing future bookings and representation of the artist. Ishawna also confirmed the separation when she abruptly changed her booking contacts on her social media accounts. Donsome didn’t give a specific reason for dropping the “Equal Rights” deejay, but her fans are already concluding that her Miss Lou comments may have been the last straw.
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.”