Beenie Man’s ex-wife D’Angel says she is relinquishing the crown for the First Lady of Dancehall.
In the aftermath of her well-publicized fairytale marriage to Beenie Man, D’Angel took on the moniker of dancehall’s “First Lady” since Beenie took on the “King of Dancehall” title. The female dancehall star took to her Instagram last week to announce that she is dropping the title and now wants to be referred to as the “Lady of Dancehall.”
“Fun and joke aside now, you see as from today, I won’t be refer to as the First Lady of Dancehall anymore,” she said. “You know who I am? I am the Lady of Dancehall.”
D’Angel says the move has nothing to do with Beenie Man, but more a personal decision she made as she gets ready to make some new moves in dancehall. “Me and Beenie Man been done, been over, and been doing our own thing. Dem same people deh weh a talk now, always a put me and him inna things weh wi nuh inna,” she said. “My real fans will understand this move and to those who are saying that I will always be the first lady in their eyes; I’m just asking them to respect my decision.”
The “Stronger” singer push back against critics who say that she was pressured by dancehall fans to drop the “First Lady” title after she and Beenie Man have been broken up for years.
Beenie still refers to himself as the King of Dancehall and that will not change anytime soon. Just recently he got into a heated back-and-forth with Vybz Kartel over who is currently sitting on the throne, and he strongly defended his title, even dropping a song reinforcing his achievements in dancehall after being a recording artist for three decades.