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Keshan reveals why she turned down the Kartel 'Loodi' collaboration offer from So Unique Records by News Editor Claude Mills Featured

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Dancehall artiste Keshan has revealed that she turned down the opportunity to do the 'Loodi' collaboration because she felt it was unethical to jump on a song with Vybz Kartel which she knew was not meant to be a bonafide collaboration. She revealed this the same day that Vybz Kartel posted the original copy of the 'Loodi' song with his vocals sans Shenseea on his VEVO page, effectively shooting down claims by Shenseaa that she had written the lyrics for her part of the song.   


"It was never really a collaboration in the first place, so I chose not to do it. I knew it wasn't a collaboration because it is on the same riddim as my song 'Tricks Are For Kids' which was released in 2014, both songs were supposed to be released at the same time, and were supposed to be a juggling. Elvis (Redwood) held back 'Loodi' and in 2015, Elvis linked me about the song, I asked: 'why not release the song as it is?' and so I said no. The song wasn't meant to be a collaboration; a lot of industry people knew that," Keshan said. 

"When Tricks are For Kids was first uploaded to youtube, Gaza fans were saying that Elvis also had another  song for Kartel called 'Double Six(Loodi)' but that Elvis did ah hold it back. I don't know the intricacies of the business relationship with Elvis and Romeich and Shenseaa. I had turned it down in 2015 because I  didn't feel comfortable doing that at the time," Keshan said. 

Keshan burst on the scene in 2014 as a So Unique artiste recording four collaborations with Vybz Kartel, namely 'Don't Lie' ,' Kill or Die', 'Bubble Up Yu Body' and the breakout song, 'The Goods' which had almost a million views when the song first came out.

"A lot of people would have jumped on it because is a wicked Kartel combination but I chose not to because I felt the song was perfectly as it was. It wasn't a genuine collaboration, and I don't care if it is a hit or not, I don't regret it," she said. 

She is not presently signed to any particular label and is currently working on a couple of new songs.

"I will be releasing a new song soon," she said. 


Earlier today, Vybz Kartel released a new version of his smash hit single “Loodi”, fuelling rumours that he had objected to the collaboration in the first place.  “My song was never a collaboration!” Vybz Kartel wrote in the description of the single on YouTube.

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