Posted on 14 October 2011.
Former Portmore Empire artiste, Felicia Gordon, more popularly known as Lisa Hyper claims that she harbors no ill will towards Kartel despite their severance of ties.
Hyper was kicked out of the “Gaza” group by Vybz Kartel in December 2009, weeks following a sex scandal that made her the subject of controversy and scandal within the Dancehall industry. Since then, she has put out her best efforts to re-build her career and is set to release her first album in the near future. Despite their differences, Lisa Hyper insisted that she still has love for her former mentor.
“Everybody have dem bad side and yuh just have to know how to navigate around that,” Lisa Hyper said in a statement.
The “Roll Mi Waist” deejay intimated that she learned a lot from Vybz Kartel whilst under his tutelage; choosing to point out his positive aspects unlike fellow ex-Empire deejay, Deva Bratt.
“Sometimes mi DJ and write songs, mi hear him inna me, just in the way mi write and at those times, I realize I learned a lot from him, he is a good mentor, he has a lot of bad ways, you just have to adapt the good principle and make use of that, ah de so Deva Bratt go wrong. Deva Bratt will attest to that, he always has something to talk to us about, and we will learn something at the end of the day. Mi nah go judge him by how him stay, nobody no know wah him go through before him reach where him reach that mek him into the person he is today but if him stay any way, it must be a reason,” she said.
Meanwhile, Lisa Hyper expressed her feelings regarding the recent murder charges that were levied against Kartel last week. Though the charges are serious, Lisa urged onlookers not to pass judgement on “Di Teacha,” suggesting that Kartel’s loved ones are saddened by his current predicament.
“Mi know him mother, baby mother, his children and it bad. Mi nuh have nothing bad fi say about him, all I know is that him have a lot of people who love him. Even if him did those stuff, him have a lot of people who love him, he is selfish to do that, he is a breadwinner, concerned for mother, father and kids dem. He will always be Lisa Hyper’s heart, him grow mi musically, him know him from me a five him used to call me Shabba and him name Addi Banton,” she said.
Lisa Hyper maintained that she wouldn’t jump to conclusions regarding Kartel and his personal life, despite the allegations against him.
“Lisa Hyper still love Vybz Kartel and I am in no position to judge him or his lifestyle, or vice versa,” she said.