I am proud of my daughter- Dancehall Queen Carlene
Since Beenie Man posted a picture of his daughter Crystal Davis five days ago, congratulating her on graduating high school, several websites have been buzzing with the picture.
The child is one he shares with former girlfriend, Dancehall Queen Carlene.
But it is not the picture that people are talking about, it is the fact that doctors told her parents she would not make it pass age three, a matter her father opened up about in a television interview.
Some 15 years later, her mother Carlene Smith does not want to celebrate that, rather she just wants to celebrate her child's success.
"I'm glad that she is healthy now. I've never been one to talk about that. She is graduating and instead of that being the glory of the sunshine, persons are dwelling on that part of her life. I don't want to dwell on her being sick when she was. She is ok," she said.
The clearly emotional Smith says she is just focused on seeing her daughter achieve her goals and while she is proud, she is not surprised.
"I'm a proud mother period but that's not surprising to me. That is my child, I know what I've put in and I've always expected great things. As far as discipline and education are concerned, she's rounded. And she's gonna go further, it's not like she stops here. I'm extremely proud," she explained.
And for her daughter, Carlene has one message.
"You're not only beautiful outside, you're even more beautiful inside and I love the child, the person, the human being you are I wouldn't change anything about you. I love you Crystal and you've only made me proud and I know you will continue to make me proud," she said.
Crystal is set to go to sixth form at the Hillel Academy.