Deejay Lisa Hype is still saying “Gaza”, despite news that surfaced yesterday that the deejay is no longer a member of the Vybz Kartel-led Portmore Empire.
In a release sent yesterday from Kartel he confirmed that Lisa Hype, who has been a member of the Portmore Empire for two years, is no longer affiliated with them. The release quoted Kartel as saying, “the members of the Empire have unanimously agreed to end our professional relationship especially in light of certain ‘developments’ that have come to our attention regarding her overall conduct. Conduct that is not consistent with the decorum expected of a member of the Portmore Empire.”
According to the release, Kartel describes Hype as an incredible deejay and wishes her well for the future.
Attempts made to contact Hype went unanswered. However, in a release sent to The STAR from the deejay’s team, she is still optimistic about the future.
She was quoted as saying, “I’ve just been released from my contract with the Portmore Empire, but even though I am no longer the first lady of the Gaza, mi still ah say Gaza. Death before dishonour. Mi nuh haffi be a part of the Empire fi still say Gaza. Gaza means fight for what you believe in and never give up, never say die.”
Looking towards the future, the deejay, whose real name is Felicia Gooden, says she has changed her name from ‘Lisa Hype’ to ‘Lisa Hyper’. The release elaborated, “in every setback, there is an opportunity fi grow and right now, mi not going to stop, ah persistence mi say.”
She said that as a solo artiste she will be able to explore new directions and challenges.
“I want to thank everyone at Portmore Empire for the love and support they’ve shown me and to the Teacha especially who enlightened me to nuff tings inna the world. Mi love everybody same way, nothing no change, memba say mi ah the first lady fi put Gaza pon mi knuckles and Empire pon mi neck . Mi wish everybody the best. Gaza fi life. Gaza ’til death,” she closed.
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