Vybz Kartel’s engagement to Turkish social worker Sidem Ozturk was recently confirmed by her during a Fox5 New York interview, which has officially closed the chapter of his life with long-time ex-girlfriend, Tanesha ‘Shorty’ Johnson. But, a bombshell dropped when a recent post by the incarcerated artiste ignited speculations on if the pair’s split was not amicable.
In the past, the Portmore deejay and his baby mama Shorty were known to the media to have shared a tumultuous relationship for several years leading up his incarceration in 2011. Kartel even detailed a time in their relationship through one of his songs, “Love Dem”, where he cheated and she tried to stab him. But nonetheless, he has made several songs proclaiming his love and devotion to her, such as, “Euphoria“, “No One Can Stop It“, and “Fell Apart.”
They also share three children: Jaheim ‘Likkle Vybz’ Palmer, Akheel ‘Likkle Addi’ Palmer, and their youngest son, Aiko Palmer, also known as World Boss Jr. Kartel. Surprisingly, however, it was during the artiste’s imprisonment that he began a romantic relationship with Ozturk in 2015, whilst numerous photos have surfaced with Shorty visiting him in prison.
On the heels of his fiancé’s interview, Kartel posted a picture of himself on his Instagram stories with the caption, “Don’t block your blessing trying to work it out with yo baby momma.” Because of this, some are now speculating that the post is referencing his difficult past relationship with Shorty.
In a recent Instagram story of her own, Shorty shared a video of a group of vultures that may be a possible clap back at her ex or members of the public who continue to bring up her name.
“A friendly reminder to the crows who sit on my name and I know and don’t care,” Johnson wrote on the video.
She followed the video with a photo of herself looking quite happy, with Chronic Law’s single Leader playing in the background, a song which features the lyrics, “Look pan a ex a say me use to nave sense.”