A day after his birthday, the decorated artist had one wish: for both ladies to call a truce and be better role models for onlookers.
“Woman nuh fi talk so,” he wrote in his Instagram Story on Wednesday, before tagging both ladies. “Live better my sisters. DOE FOLLOW DI WASTE DEM.”
The Temperature deejay has history with both artists, having collaborated with Kingdom on Bouncing for his Grammy-nominated 2022 album Scorcha. He twice worked with Stefflon in 2019 on Shot & Wine and Boasty with Wiley and Idris Elba.
“I doe love this not one tall,” he continued on his timeline. “Woman should b warriors yes. But 4 a cause. U should lead the way morally 4 the fam. Men get heated. U calm us down. How can we calm down if yall doin dat 2. 2 beautiful black woman. Live beta. Set a beta example pls. 4 the culture mah beg uno. 4 the kids. 4 the younger females. @stefflondon @jadakingdom done talk!!!”
Stefflon responded to the post with light-heartedness.
“It’s not that serious, trust me, just sum fun,” she ended with the laughing emoji. Still, it was no joking matter for her senior.
“@stefflondon not 4 my likkle daughter STEFF,” Paul said. “Longtime mi got love fi u. An Jada. She likes ur songs. Cmon. Mi mah lead her so. Truss.”
Over the years, Sean Paul has consistently preached for more unity and collaboration over divisiveness in Dancehall. In 2021, during an interview with Television Jamaica’s Entertainment Report, he specifically decried the new low to which clash lyrics have sunk over the last few years, with artists dragging their counterparts’ family members, including children and parents, into their feuds.
“You can still go hard; you can still represent yourself and go very deep with your lyrics and very potent without being derogatory – calling other people mother name; calling their kids names. This is what our clashing has gone to now. And late[ly], I have just been very tired of it,” Paul had said.
Contrary to Paul, deejay Mr. Lexx encouraged Jada and Stefflon’s dust-up, hailing its rejuvenation of robust female clash in dancehall.
Paul’s plea came hours after Stefflon released Dead Gyal Walking, a follow-up diss track to Kingdom’s London Bed, which premiered on Tuesday. The track shows Stefflon as a true student of dancehall clash culture, employing a grimy instrumental to offload on “Twinkle, twinkle, little star”.
With impressive flows (one, a nod to Tommy Lee Sparta) and a diabolical pen, Stefflon responded to claims made in London Bed, the foremost being that this beef started over afrobeats star, her ex Burna Boy.
Don’t ever f**k round, with the don
This never over no man, but the post weh yuh post pon yuh ‘Gram, yuh dutty gyal
She went on to counter Kingdom’s “pedophile” attack on her brother Dutchavelli, considering she was with teenage rapper Nas EBK in 2022.
Unno feel seh mi afraid
You a run up and a talk bout pedophile
and yuh mek a 17-year-old breed yuh
There were other eyebrow-raising insertions like Stefflon’s claim that Kingdom married producer and her ex Verse Simmonds for an American citizenship. The two met in 2018 through an A&R, and while he started as her producer, they’d soon become so inseparable that the “Eastsyde Queen” relocated to the States. The Bedroom Bully collaborators seemed to part ways in 2021 when Kingdom removed a tattoo of his name.
Despite Stefflon’s response, Kingdom indicated on Tuesday that she has no interest in continuing the musical feud out of respect for her rapping producer boo Pardison Fontaine.