Ishawna gets support for oral sex song
After what seemed to be a break from the spotlight in local media, dancehall artiste Ishawna has found herself in the limelight once more with the release of her latest single, 'Equal Rights'.
The song, which was released on Tuesday, has been creating waves on social media as it addresses a topic that many still consider taboo in the island. The entertainer, who has been known to dabble in controversy, painted a provocative picture as she belts out lyrics encouraging women to be vocal on issues surrounding oral sex.
"I just got started. Weh yuh think one round can do? Bumpa to your forehead, show me wah yuh tongue can do," Ishawna sings. "If yuh nuh have it inna waist, yuh better have it inna face. Bright enough fi a look gyal fi shine yuh, and yuh nuh wah taste."
Already, the track has racked up more than 23,000 views on YouTube and has been making the rounds on social media.
THE STAR tried getting a comment from the singer, but was told that she was in rehearsals and could not speak at the time.
However, a representative from her team, who spoke on her behalf, said the artiste has been overwhelmed by the support the song has been receiving thus far, especially from the women.
"Finally the women have a voice, and they have been endorsing the song 100 per cent," he said.
"Ishawna has always spoken on behalf of women, and the concept of this song was to once again be their voice. She felt like it was time women had an anthem. Men are always singing about women performing oral sex on them. Women have not been getting it back, and no one has ever come out so boldly to lobby on their behalf, so she decided to."
The representative added that Ishawna expects to receive backlash for the song, particularly from the male audience, as men performing oral sex is still a big 'no no' in Jamaica.
"Of course she expects it. This is Jamaica, and the double standard around that topic is ridiculous. When Gage sang 'dung inna your throat', there was no backlash. But that's just how things are in Jamaica. She wasn't focused on the negative, only on being a voice for the women."
The representative, who also does bookings for the entertainer, also addressed issues about selectors possibly boycotting the song within the dancehall by refusing to play it.
He revealed that the song is already in high demand as several selectors, locally and internationally, have already called for a copy of the song.
"Right now, the females dem a say a it a fi dem money pull up tune, so any selector weh nah play it a run joke," he said. "The amount a selector weh call me fi di song already, me nuh see no issue coming up where that concern."