Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Celebrity

Ishawna and Foota Hype call it quits nearly a year after engagement

See also

One of the Jamaican music industry\s most enduring couples has called time on their nearly decade-long relationship as curvaceous singer, Ishawna and popular selector, Foota Hype are no longer together.

The news comes 11 months after the duo officially got engaged after Foota proposed to Ishawna during a party at O’neil’s Place in Kingston. It was Ishawna herself who confirmed the news on Friday, telling the Jamaica STAR they were no longer an item, though she did not confirm the reason behind the break-up.

"It's done, I am just doing me," she told the newspaper. "We have to deal with each other regardless 'cause we work together. There is no bad vibe or anything, but because of personal issues, we call it quits. Sometimes, that's just how it is in life, nobody knows the answer."

Despite the split, both musicians are signed to Downsound Records, meaning they will have to put any awkward feelings aside for the sake of work.

"We still have to work together because we are still signed to Downsound Records,” she said. “No animosity or anything, we had such a public relationship, so we have to let the people know that we are no longer attached in that way. I am not gonna say I hate him 'cause I don't. It's not working right now, and I just want to focus on my career.”

“It's just one of those things,” she continued. “I don't know what the future holds. At this moment, we both understand that this is not working. At the end of the day, I still have love for him.”

The two have been together since 2005 and have been working alongside each other since the beginning, with Ishawna recording several songs for Foota Hype’s music label, Foota Hype Music.

This break-up news comes nearly a month following a report claiming Dancehall star, Daniel ‘Chino’ McGregor and former Miss Jamaica Universe turned media personality, Yendi Phillipps broke up, though neither party has confirmed or denied said report since it came out on Feb. 14.

Advertisement

Arts & Entertainment

  • Jack White
    Reddit users have fun with Jack White's unhappy face at a Cubs game
    Headlines
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
    The first 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer has been released, leaving fans wanting more
    Video
    Movies Buzz
  • Big Bang Theory
    Will CBS be able to ink a deal with the cast of 'The Big Bang Theory' before shooting begins?
    Camera
    12 Photos
  • Hercules
    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson brings fun, adventure, and heart as 'Hercules'
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Shermar Moore
    Daytime television is about to get a lot hotter with Shemar Moore back on the screen
    Camera
    11 Photos
  • Adele
    Adele's infant son has won a substantial amount of money in a paparazzo lawsuit
    Video
    Today's Buzz