Jamaica’s Ventrice Morgan, aka Queen Ifrica, took to TikTok on Saturday to announce that she has split with Tony Rebel after 23 years together.
The pair is known for the Rebel Salute, one of Jamaica’s biggest music festivals, which they co-produce.
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The popular singer/toaster known for her dancehall-influenced style said “One year and six months now mi not together with him and they would have loved to see me spiraling on here. They would have loved to see me come out bawling ‘domestic violence’.”
During the live stream, Ifrica shared the reason that brought the split. She said, “Him never waan unite inna him family; him never waan bring him family together but him know weh fi do fi bring people fi come mek money dung a Salute.”
Apparently, ongoing disharmony in Rebel’s family continues to play out on social media over the last few years. His daughter Davianah hurtled physical abuse claims at him in 2019, while also painting Ifrica as a hypocrite.
However, Ifrica reiterated that she’s still not ready to open up about the alleged domestic violence claims made by her friend, Minister Marion Hall.
“We a go deal with the domestic violence side when dah part deh come because some of we did haffi survive fi can tell the tale…” she said. “One of the woman dem did haffi come tell the tale without hatred. One of we, as black women, had to come stand up and say, ‘Yes, I’m coming from a very dark place, but I’m coming with a light, so, that I can show you how to walk through those dark places.’”
Ifrica’s presence on social media follows an almost three-year hiatus, and the break-up announcement comes after weeks of Ifrica promoting unity among Jamaicans and in the local music industry, ruffling feathers along the way, and paralleling the alleged abuse she endured to her belief that Jamaicans are being battered into submission and silence by government systems.
Tony Rebel has not responded to allegations against him.