Lisa Hype makes hype to hype herself - no it's not a tongue twister it's the truth! Nude pictures were exposed of the Dance hall artist last year, followed by the infamous picture of her performing a sexual act, rumored to be fellow dance hall artist Vybz Kartel.Lisa Hype may not be the most beautiful and gorgeous woman (model material) but she is a good looking woman and there is no doubt about it, but for her to use these poor gimmicks to hog limelight is a poor judgment on her part. Other dance hall artists have chosen not to work on the same stage as her, and will not perform where she is performing, due to the slackness that she seems to want to promote.
After the image was leaked on the internet with her performing a sexual act she released a statement saying:
First, I would like to say that there is no excuse for a picture of that nature to be a part of the public domain. I admit that the picture is real, but it captures a personal act done in the privacy of my bedroom. I don’t know how that got leaked to the media and condemn anyone who would stoop to such a low.
However, I understand that I am a public person, and when I say or do something, either articulated and thought out, it carries weight in the public arena. As a result, I must assume personal responsibility for my actions. I would like to apologise specifically to all my female fans who might be disappointed to see me in this light. However, I don’t apologise for the act itself because it was done with a man that I truly and deeply love and respect, and it was done in the privacy of my bedroom. I did it, so what?
I would also like to apologise to my family who are truly and deeply hurt by the dissemination of the photo all over the Internet and the media. This is not cool. And this is not funny. This is my life that some unscrupulous person is attempting to destroy, but I am a strong young woman and I will survive. Many young women, like myself, have been exploited and hurt in this way and there comes a point in everyone’s life when they have to stop allowing people to hurt them. I am begging young girls across Jamaica to use my life as an example: we live in a male-dominated society but don’t allow men to use and abuse you. I have learned my lesson the hard way. The world is a tough classroom, sometimes.
In closing, I want to say thank you to all my young fans who have supported me in this, my darkest hour.
Since the leaking of the photo, Lisa as gone on to perform tracks based on all the drama and she has used it as a platform to boost her career. Living dangerously if you ask me. Even now, months after the photos were leaked, there are still numerous web forums heatedly discussing Lisa and her doings. Below is an interview Lisa did shortly after the pictures were leaked:
It seems that the get rich quick, high profile in the public domain era has lead people to do things that will get them the puiblicity they need to make money. Big Brother is a prime example of how people will do anything for fame with the hope of getting a fortune. Celebrities are doing the same thing now as a last ditch attempt to rescue failing careers . . . Strictly come dancing, Dancing on Ice, Celebrity Big Brother!
What would you do to make a quick buck? Would you expose your private life? Would you tell a story about someone you know to the papers? Is money really that important to you - that you would expose anything to get it? Where should we draw the line?