Following a verbal showdown between Media Personalities Khadine “Miss Kitty” Hylton and Yanique Barrett on live television last Saturday, Ms. Kitty has offererd a public apology.
The incident has since dominated social media with a lot of fans of the show blaming Miss Kitty for instigating an argument on live TV.
“Following the verbal exchanges last Saturday, April 2 during the live broadcast of the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall competition and reaction by members of the public, I would like to use this medium to address the matter and clarify the issues.
It was being said in the media that there was a problem or “beef” between the hostess and myself. I had no such “beef” and was surprised to see and hear this being said. I realized that this “beef” was being orchestrated in the media with the intent of stirring unwanted controversy. It is very important to note that I wanted to have no part in any such contrived spectacle for cheap popularity.
During my years in media and entertainment I have worked assiduously to build my career and brand based on genuine accomplishments and my God-given talents. In an effort to protect those accomplishments and to “clear the air” I addressed the contrived issues during the said live broadcast. Although I tried to deal with the issue decently, on reflection I admit that it was not the appropriate place to mention the matter. I chose it because the matter was raised during the live show the previous week by one of the competition’s judges and felt that I had to address it on the same “stage”.
I would like to apologize sincerely to the show’s organisers, the sponsors (Television Jamaica (TVJ), KFC, Magnum and Digicel), the artiste Shemdon after whose performance I raised the issue, the fans and last but by no means least, the viewing public.