Dr. Kingsley ‘Ragashanti’ Stewart has sought to address Ishawna after her recent Instagram post which disrespected Jamaican legend, Miss Louise Simone Bennett-Coverley.
The popular talk show host called out the ‘Restraining Order’ singer on Thursday after she sent tongues wagging last week when justified wearing her raunchy outfits by saying she refuses to wear ‘tablecloth’ like late Jamaican poet.
“Mi nuh dress inna tablecloth like Miss Lou,” Ishawna wrote. “#RipMissLou,” she added.
According to Raga who has publicly defended Ishawna numerous times in the past, this time she completely crossed the line. “Ishawna mi always defend yuh…..tek nuff cussing fi yuh, but yuh cross di line ya soh B,” he wrote.
“Yuh jus cyaan have our esteemed, national treasure Ms Lou inna dem loose talk deh. Yuh wrong! Yuh might a goh say yuh neva mean it as a diss….but it sure come ova dat way.”
“I really don’t believe you fully understand the iconic significance, importance and history of Ms Lou….cause if you did you wouldn’t make that post with her name. Additionally, and importantly, the attire you referred to as “table cloth” is the official national costume of Jamaica, deliberately designed to not only represent folk Jamaica, but also encompasses our story from colonial oppression to liberation. And that’s why Ms Lou always wore that costume in her performances.”
“She didn’t have to, but did so to always proudly represent Jamaica. Hence, you disrespected a Jamaican national heroine and a very important national symbol.”
Dr. Stewart continued by offering the former Downsound Records artist some advice, “I’m not going to tell you what to do….but you may want to issue a press release with a SINCERE and HONEST apology.”
“It is strong people who apologize when they should. Bless up and stay strong same way,” he added.