Patra

Patra wants Beenie Man to know that she does not want him to speak on her behalf.

The female dancehall icon stopped by Winford Williams of OnStage this weekend where she opens up about declining to perform on last month’s BET Awards.

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Patra says the reason she didn’t took the offer was because the message came through the wrong channel.

“I was called but I was called by the wrong messenger,” Patra said. “For me I want to move forward and not backwards, because a lot of things and people that have access to me in certain ways it took me years to get read of them and I don’t want one moment to make me feel as if I am going backwards.”

Watch Patra full interview below.

 
  • what beenie said was that bet told him she declined which she herself has stated she did.beenie only stated what was told to the artists performing on that night by bet.

  • She has the right to choose her own events. She is cautious for a reason.

  • @ Melinya Mimicatt Grant how old r u….you need to respect ppl..she has a right to say no.

  • people don’t know her history and they are quick to judge…Our race is doomed.

  • But Patra, you are past tense! You only forming the a$$ yes. You should be glad that at least a third party remembered your name. You are NOT an A-lister; more like Z. Steupssss.

  • Sound like she high to rahtid! Typical Jamaican, make a little stride and think sey dem reach, kmdt.

  • Partra has always been my girl, but come on, what the hell is she saying? She’s not making sense. She’s turning down offers because she doesn’t like the messenger(s)? She’s no longer dancehall or ever has been? She’s the Queen of the pack, what pack? she’s been off the scene for years! Come on Patra, act right and make that money! Many, including myself would love to see you make a comeback, (although you say you never left.) but don’t loose your fan base with nonsensical interviews like this….its a real turn off.

  • I think what she was saying in a very roundabout way was that the folks who contacted her were the folks who she wanted absolutely nothing to do with. Unsavory folks who did her wrong back in the day. For that reason she damn right to decline. I just wish she had said so plainly rather than cryptically. SmH. Still love Patra though.

  • Jasmine J. Mitchell

    Its unfortunately that most people don’t know the music business and when you see most entertainers on stage most are not making any money…their management team steal from them, make bad deals etc. Look at TLC and Toni Braxton how many times they had to claim bankruptcy.

  • Jasmine J. Mitchell

    If you know her previous management team you would know her plight. The message came through her old manager who robbed her of her royalities in the past and thus she didn’t want to get work through him. Grow up ppl, and stop cursing when you are so ignorant to what she is saying. She looks good, her braids looks good. Big up Queen of the Pack!

  • Patra is a legend…I think she’s right for not showing up. The same thing I said about African artist. How come African artist don’t get the chance to showcase their music on BET Network. BET barely recognize other peoples music here in America….It is called Black Entertainment Television [BET].

  • I don’t know why some of you affi break down di one patra. She looks good after 20 yrs. I understand what she was saying… Keshia Rubbie is right. Obviously someone outside of BET contacted her about the show. So instead of it coming from the proper people, it mustve come from someone she doesn’t want back in her life, interfering with her and her business.

  • I am defending Beenie man she did not show.When Shabba arrived in JA for sumfest last year I did not like the comment Beenie man said but Ninja came out and told him he was wrong ….Beenie did nothing wrong .Patra go sit your a$$ down u look horrible .

  • It look like seh smaddy call har fi gi har di news but she neva like di smaddy an she a wanda seh a how dem get har numba and why BET neva call har dem self so she neva really believe it an dats why she neva go. Dat is my understanding.

  • I really like Patra but is like she confuse I still don’t understand why she did’nt accept the offer……woulda give her a big boost though I still waiting for her to get back out there.

  • Dexter Saintjocke

    wat de a$$ is this woman talking about…. move on…..next interview please……

  • ok all that money she had back n d dayz she could have fix her damn teeth, look’s lik she was beaten. I loved PATRA back n d dayz WTF HAPPENED? she went around the blck and back, and I still did not understand wat the hell she was try’n 2 say.. your a$$ declined, spit it out damn wats 2 hide u didn’t go say u didn’t go. the guy, she and everyone watchin was so damn confused. Patra hon I no u think u understand the industry now and u talk’n bout beenie man, but hon he is on point and your not.. but I still love u and the ole u… good luck with your new music.

  • WHAT U TO GOOD TO BE ASKED TO PLAY FOR BET AWARDS? BI–H U BETTER GO MAKE UR MONEY , UR BRAIDS NEED TO GET FIXED.

  • Backwards yuh say no fren but uh eh goin nowhere BET was a oppurtunity of a lifetime no matter d messenger! #stillahFANthough

  • she did not make nonsense to me just my opinion.

  • GOD GAVE JAMAICA RASTA KNOWLEDGEE, WISDOM, ABILITY TO CREATED REGGAE A MESSAGE GOD TO UNIVERSE. GOD TIME.

  • GOD THE CREATOR OF THE WORLD IS COMPASSIONATE, LOVING, FULL OF LIGHT, THE AFRICAN DESCENDANT JAMAICA , NEED TO FOR GIVE BABYLON , MOVE POSITIVE TO PRESENT WITH THE ALMIGHTY CREATOR OF EARTH. IT GOD TIME NO MORE HUMAN TIME. GOD IS TAKING BACK THE EARTH GOD GAVE TO HUMAN BECAUSE HUMAN ARE DISRESPECT TO GOD. EVERY CREATION OBEY GOD EXCEPT HUMAN BEING.

  • Is she high..

  • BOB MARLEY TRY TO PUSH REGGAE TO THE TOP, IN THE USA BUT BECAUSE OF HIP HOP REGGAE KEPT ON THE DOWN LOAD BECAUSE REGGAE IS POWERFUL. SO THE EARTH IS LIKE A ZOO SO AMERICA TRYING TO FIX THING BUT GOD IS IN CHARGE PRESENTLY. THE EARTH REGULATE BY TIME. BLESSING

  • I respect people that wants to speak for themselves but I don’t like coded conversations. Turning an offer done is a decline!

  • Steupes rubbish I say..total rubbish.

  • Hiss teeth oh please woman u need to try harder cause I am still waiting to hear your sorry story.

  • straight up ra$$ confused with dis interview! WTF she mean wrong messenger…. and den she don’t want to explain har ra$$ self… CRAY CRAY

  • She ain’t understand really wat she sayn… U decline by wat u say and u see it different…. Want to do something different by endorsement for urself but dat is where it at right now…. Smh!

  • Patra is very wise, no sell out ting.

  • Patra is very wise, no sell out ting.

  • Patra is very wise, no sell out ting.

  • Patra is very wise, no sell out ting.

  • up to now she ain’t make no sense, try a better an more sensible excuse woman.

  • chpz patra hushh!