Kym Hamilton, formerly known as Gaza Kim, has opened up about being beaten by Vybz Kartel cronies and going into a state of depression since then.
Gaza Kim was once one of the fastest rising dancehall artists inside Vybz Kartel’s now disbanded Portmore Empire, but her fast rise came to an end in 2010 when she was beaten by cronies of her mentor Vybz Kartel. In a powerful new single “God Plan,” the female dancehall deejay opened up about the assault, her depression and even having a miscarriage.
“Them tell a bag a lie pon me fi mek mi get beaten / The bugga them want to see me weaken / But mi never weak at all only mi bladder get weaken / Maybe because it was on a weekend / Friday, January 22nd, 2010 was when mi life change,” she sings. January, 22, 2010 was the date the beaten took place and the deejay left the Gaza a short time later. During an interview on NightlyFix, she opened up about her life following that incident and how it sent her into a state of depression and weight gain.
She also spoke about being raped at age 17 by a man older than her and is only recently opening up about it to her mother. Kym says that after leaving the Gaza she thought that everyone hated her, but that wasn’t the case and she recently took a photo with Jah Vinci at UIM Records studio.