By Marc Parc
Two of Dancehall's leading ladies have rubbished speculation of a developing feud between each other following a recent interview that sparked some controversy.
The Queen of Dancehall, Lady Saw was the subject of an interview on TVJ's Entertainment Report which aired last Friday in which she was asked about which current female artiste could be next in line to take over the Dancehall scene. When asked if prominent divas, Tifa and Spice were the artistes best fit to succeed her, Lady Saw was claimed to have said, 'Never in my league, my shoes can never be filled.'
However, the iconic deejay categorically denied saying that in response to the question of her successor; insisting that she was displeased with the way Entertainment Report cut her interview; especially given her strong friendship with Spice.
However, speculation about a beef with Tifa intensified after rumors spread that Tifa had been impregnated by Lady Saw's longtime boyfriend, John John. Tifa had reportedly sent a Blackberry Broadcast Message prior to the interview in which she denied taking away Lady Saw's boyfriend while claiming that these rumors were part of an ongoing publicity stunt which she believed the Queen of Dancehall.
Lady Saw did relent that there were parts of Tifa's message that she took offence to; particularly the accusation that she was source of said rumors. As a result, Lady Saw called Tifa's mother to air out her issues with the Spell It Out singer's message, saying she was hurt by what was said.
Despite these issues, Lady Saw intimated that she has known Tifa ever since the Spell It Out singer was a baby and stated that she would never do or say anything to disrespect her.
Meanwhile, Tifa also denied a feud with Lady Saw while revealing that the rumors spread about her not only did damage to her reputation but also cost her bookings for upcoming shows. Additionally, she labeled the speculation ludicrous while insisting that she cannot have such negative talk affecting her shows and that she always has and will have a strong respect for the Queen of Dancehall.
Lady Saw says that she's currently working on her new studio album which will be unveiled later this year while Tifa is due to release her debut album this summer.