Tanya Stephens disses Portia Simpson Miller as she leaves political arena Featured

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Dancehall artiste Tanya Stephens fired a parting shot at former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller that has sent PNP supporters and apologists in a frenzy. Addressing the populist leader's departure, Tanya hit her with a witty simile that rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. She said that, "Hearing people lament Portia's departure is like seeing people congratulate my rapist for being a 'good man' ... she isn't a good person."


"Besides unqualified AND an embarrassing representation who wasn't even of average intelligence as per her public displays, she was also an awful apathetic human who perfected the art of pandering to the hypocrisy of Jamaicans. I'm happy to see her back. I'm not alone. Good riddance."


After 40 years in representational politics, 35 of which she spent as Member of Parliament for South West St Andrew and six as Prime Minister of Jamaica, Simpson Miller resigned on Thursday, June 30.

And even as the entertainer found herself in the eye of a media firestorm, she remained unapologetic, doubling down on her political assessment of the cesspool of corruption that has too long defined local politics. 

"People are more honest about what they think of you when they think you won't hear. People who lack spine, ie. If you know me PERSONALLY and you can chat to me about OTHER shit run your thoughts of ME by me b4 you run them by others or cut. Me nuh establish friendships with kids or spineless adults. Sunday I turn 44," she said via her FACEBOOK page.

She seemed calm and collected while debate continues to rage online about her pithy comments about Portia Simpson Miller. 

"Listen guys...please stop tag me inna insignificant people posts. All these people talking wish I would respond to them so they could exist for 5 minutes and brag about it for years...that's what insecure low self esteem people do. It's ok. No worries." 

She lambasted her critics, turning her baleful eye on local journalists who gloss over the truth of Jamaica's political history. 

 "To all the journalists weh feel compelled fi talk to go Richmond St. Mary and ask Ho-Sue and Kong dem why they and Tennis Bakery locked their establishments with customers inside. Go ask them who name Derek Webb and what ensued during his political campaign against Alva Ross in South East St. Mary in 1980 election. In short...go do some journalism. Don't look to me for a sound byte," she said.






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