Lisa Hype interview before her explusion from Portmore Empire (Gaza).
She is [was .. given this developmenttoday] the first princess of the Vybz Kartel-led Gaza Empire. She is also the raunchy lyricist behind the songs “Come Wine for Me”, “Bubbler”, “Come Breed Me” and “Woman A Creation”. Just 21 years old, Felecia Gooden, more popularly known as Lisa Hype, has made controversial headlines in the media recently, but how much do we really know about Lisa Hype? Also, is Lisa Hype and Felecia Gooden the same person? Here are some questions for the Gaza’s first lady:
Where did you attend school? Dunrobin Primary, Waterford Primary and The Queen’s School.
How long have you been a part of the music industry? Approximately two years, but I did not achieve that big buss until 2009, the collaboration with Vybz Kartel called “How You Proud So”?
How did you become a part of the Gaza Empire? I knew Vybz Kartel from I was about five years old and I have always wanted to pursue a career in music. So, as I graduated from The Queen’s School, I told him I wanted to pursue a career in music and he guided me through.
Explain the difference between Lisa Hype and Felecia Gooden. Lisa hype is a raunchy lewd lyricist. I am hype on stage hence the name Lisa Hype. That’s just for the entertainment side of it. Off stage I am Felecia – laid back, jovial (giggles), love to socialize and spend quality time with my family and friends (giggle again). Let’s just say I am daddy’s little girl. I am very straight forward and Felecia don’t take bull. I don’t let anyone bring me down. Negative criticism? Felecia laughs at them in the face and uses them to motivate me.
Speaking of your family, how is the relationship between you and your family especially your dad, since becoming lewd Lisa hype? (Sigh and smiles reflectively) My family adores me. I mean they are proud of me and as long as I am happy they are happy. They don’t see me as Lisa Hype, but as Felecia. As for my father (she is giggling again), I am the living replica of Taurus Riley’s song Good Girl Gone Bad, yes man, the line that goes “daddy’s likkle angel bruk out,” I feel like Taurus did that for me (she is laughing now). However, my father is my friend, he adores me. He just wants to know that I am happy and that I am following my dream. He is a strong disciplinarian yet gentle.
Your name has made several controversial headlines in the media recently. Three particular ones are: (a) A romantic relationship with your mentor Vybz Kartel; (b) The photograph posted on the internet of you engaging in a sexual act, and (c) A beating from your boyfriend after the photograph was seen on the internet. (Sigh) Vybz Kartel is a father figure to me. He looks out for me probably because he has known me since I was an infant. Kartel race me up anytime mi wrong or misbehave, as he calls it. He also ensures that I correct every negative move that I make. Whenever I do have sad days (I rarely do), he is there to ensure that everything is ok. He is not only my boss and mentor but my father as well, and for me and Kartel to be involved intimately that would be incest and mi bun dem tings deh. The photograph posted on the internet is not me and Kartel but myself and my boyfriend.
How did the photo leak? Well both me and my boyfriend had the pic on both of our phones so it could have been anyone of our friends who posted it. It was no secret, or we would not have had it on our phones. I am just disappointed that someone took it and posted it on the internet. I am not ashamed of the sex act. I cried for my father though because he had to go to work and people were asking a lot of questions.
Was he upset? He just wanted to know if I was okay and encouraged me not to make it lower my self-esteem. I did a recent interview and the reporter mentioned that I told her it was my boss and mentor in the photo but that was a blatant lie. The exact question was: “Was the person in the photograph Vybz Kartel?” I responded no. The reporter further asked if Vybz Kartel and I were in a romantic relationship and I responded no and further explained that Vybz Kartel is my mentor and boss. When Kartel even learned of the photograph his exact words were, “Dat should not have happened but a di least still.” So mi frighten wen mi hear say mi admit say a mi boss inna di photo. As for the beating rumour, I did not receive any form of beating, what a set of people lie? Poor mi, beating, mi nuh run dem joke deh.
How is the relationship between yourself and the Gaza queen Vybz Kartel lady love, Shorty and the rest of the Gaza Princesses, Kim, Sheba and Hindu? Shorty is a wonderful person and we are great friends. She is di muma fi all a wi (smile). She shows everyone crazy love. As for me and the other Gaza Princesses, it’s just unity and love. We look out for each other. Kim is the baby of the group and Hindu and Sheba is like mother hens.
What’s next for Lisa Hype? Crazy singles, I am heading to reach beyond the stars. When I was smaller I wanted to be a choreographer so look out world here I come. It’s going to be dancing and music all the way.