Dancehall artiste Tiana is among some female artists defending J Amsterdam over Oral Song.
After an avalanche of criticism hurled at upcoming Dancehall artist, J Amsterdam for his controversial new single, Gyal Come Wine Inna Mi Face, some female artists are coming to his defense, calling a double standard on the issue of oral sex in music.
The song, released last week by the Portmore-based artist, strongly suggests that he wants to give oral pleasure to a woman, marking the first time any male Dancehall artist has ever sang openly about the subject. The self-professed ‘Freak Messiah’ gave a number of media interviews last week opening up on why he did it, defending men who desire to give their women such pleasure.
J Amsterdam has been on the receiving end of a public battering for his openness, in song, on what has long been a taboo topic in Jamaican folklore. However, some Jamaican female acts, such as Tiana, have come to his defense, with the deejay telling the Jamaica STAR in an interview published Tuesday that there is a hypocrisy highlighted whenever such a subject is broached.
"I don't feel they should bash him because if one of the big artistes should come out and admit that he is freaky, you would find that a lot of other established male artistes would start admitting that they are freaky as well,” she said. “This society is biased. If you are going to bash women for wanting oral sex returned, then you should bash the males, too. Artistes like Vybz Kartel, Konshens, Demarco, and Alkaline have all stated that they want women to perform oral sex on them. So why can't women receive it too?"
Tiana has addressed this topic in her music before, remixing Vybz Kartel’s hit song, Freaky Gyal – Part 3 with Freaky Man last year, a song she says she received praise for from men privately for its concept.
"It's his views and there should be freedom of speech,” she said. “The song itself could have been better, but I am cheering for him because he has come out of the dark, and there are many more Jamaican men who like oral sex."
Fellow female deejay and Guzu Musiq artist, Destiny Sparta, who is a part of Tommy Lee Sparta’s Spartan Army also supported J Amsterdam, saying in a Facebook post, “Mi listen it mi boss ... mek di man express himself ... nobody has a problem with Lil Wayne so who a bun him fi low him, di woman dem a cheer fi him."
Destiny Sparta was featured on a song, Real Bad Gyal in which she boasted about giving oral pleasure to her man. In the past, female artists such as Ce’Cile have spoken on the matter, in song. Her hit song, Do It To Me in 2003 was the first an artist of either sex recorded a song speaking on the issue of women receiving oral sex.