Amidst the music video for “Next To Me” trending at #1 on YouTube in Jamaica, former Miss World Toni-Ann Singh took to social media to write a lengthy statement showing gratitude to her fellow St. Thomas native Andrae Hugh Sutherland aka Popcaan.
According to the 26-year-old, working with Popcaan was a dream come true, highlighting that she lived several miles away from Popcaan hence he was a big inspiration to her and still is.
Toni-Ann wrote, “You know Popcaan? I’m where he’s from,” I’d say proudly for yeeeears because I knew what you were.An alchemist. A visionary. A Legend. A DIVINE talent, and a PROUD St.Thomas man. You made me feel represented, to the World. I would need that more than I even knew then.”
She continues, “What you have created out of so little, is unimaginable. I can only imagine it, because only four miles stood between us and I vowed one day I would do it too. You have spun gold out of sugar cane, and cut diamonds out of river stones. To say I am inspired by you is an understatement. To work with you is a DREAM.”
Singh also explains why she honours the Unruly Boss, “I honor you. For what you are and for what you’ve yet to become. For the foundation you have laid for so many, myself included. For creating and sharing a moment like this with and for me, and our home. For making time to teach me, even if I don’t like to listen sometimes 🤷🏾♀️ For so much love and care, I am eternally grateful, Andrae.
To every person who had a hand in making this a reality, God bless you! And to all of you who have shown this song and video such love and support. I feel your energy, and my heart is overwhelmed with gratitude ❤️
If you’ve got something on your heart, get out t(here) and fight for it! People were going to talk anyways 😉
You are already enough! Love ya ✨
P.S. St.Thomas STRONG. Dat is it!
P.S.S. #GIHE coming soon 🤘🏾,” the statement ends.
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