Veteran dancehall artiste Macka Diamond has collaborated with a cross-dresser on a song, which she hopes will help her make big bucks and hit the international charts.
The Dye Dye artiste, on the weekend, teased a song, Cup A Syrup, which she did with cross-dresser Dancehall King Chrissy.
“It doesn’t matter who he is,” Macka Diamond told The STAR when asked whether she is prepared for possible backlash.
“I can’t be doing music for just Jamaica alone because music is universal. This guy, I’m sure will do well and I’m willing to promote his song because it’s something different, and I am not prejudiced,” she said.
Macka Diamond re-posted a video of herself and Chrissy vibing in the studio as they put the finishing touches on the track.
“A Mackadocious alongside Chrissy, this one is a hit,” Macka Diamond can be heard saying in the video.
Well aware of the criticism she may face from her collaborating with an openly gay artiste, Macka Diamond told THE STAR that she could care less what people will think or say.
“He’s a great guy, I don’t see anything wrong with him and if Jamaica and Jamaicans are gonna say something about it that’s OK. [And] I’m prepared because I’m just doing music. At the end of the day, if this song goes international and hits Billboards, I’m getting royalty cheques coming in and so I don’t care what people are going to say. It’s business and it’s fun, nothing to stress about,” Macka Diamond said.
INTEREST IN CULTURE
Macka Diamond said the song was Chrissy’s idea. She said that when approached, she did not hesitate. She said his love for dancehall music is genuine and he has a strong interest in the Jamaican culture.
“He is always doing his dancehall things online and me used to find it fun and enjoyable to see this guy dancing to our music. Dancehall music makes him happy and at the end of the day. As artistes, that’s what is important,” she said.
In an interview with THE STAR last year, the openly gay Chrissy said that he fell in love with the dancehall culture from watching DVD’s of the now defunct party series, Passa Passa. Chrissy has since declared that he would be transitioning from dancing to being a recording to artiste.