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

Foota Hype (left) and Ishawna (right) have split after nine years together, according to Ishawna. The two got engaged just last April.

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.

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