- Jodi Cou­ture

The Star (Jamaica) - - Front Page - SHEREITA GRIZZLE Staff Re­porter

United States-based dance­hall rap­per Jodi Cou­ture says that she has zero in­ter­est in adopt­ing a mu­si­cal ti­tle.

This, after pop­u­lar so­cial me­dia blogs last week high­lighted a grow­ing feud be­tween her­self and dance­hall artiste Lisa Hy­per over who should bear the pop­u­lar ‘Gaza First Lady’ moniker.

Cou­ture, who is also a prodigy of in­car­cer­ated dee­jay Vybz Kar­tel, told THE STAR that while some artistes feel the need to val­i­date their ca­reers with a ti­tle, she knows her worth and will not al­low her­self to be lim­ited by self-procla­ma­tions.

“The stu­pid­est thing in the world to me is to ar­gue over a ti­tle. What is a ti­tle and why is it so im­por­tant to some peo­ple?” she ques­tioned. “It’s 2020 ... a ti­tle is far out­dated, may your work speak for you. Hard work beats ev­ery­thing. At the end of the day, peo­ple nah go talk about the ti­tle that you had, they’re gonna talk about your work ethic, what you ac­com­plished, what trends you set.”

Cou­ture said that Kar­tel played a ma­jor role in her ca­reer.

“Me grate­ful for him for­ever, me love him bad. He ti­tled me the Gaza Queen, that’s what he called me and I don’t even re­fer to my­self as that. Me stay inna me lane but weh dem up­set over deeper than a ti­tle,” she said. “Ev­ery­body get dem time fi shine. Me take me time and reach weh me reach. Me go Bill­board and ev­ery­thing. Steelie from Steelie and Clee­vie, that’s my un­cle, and dem man deh in­vent dance­hall mu­sic so me born inna roy­alty, I’m royal. I don’t gotta run down a ti­tle.”

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