Vybz Kartel Disbands Portmore Empire
Gaza Entertainer Tommy Lee has “no comment” following a release allegedly from Vybz Kartel which indicates that the 2007-formed Portmore Empire has been disbanded.
In a recent release sent to Music News, Adidjahiem Records announced the news of the separation with a statement from jailed Portmore Empire leader, Vybz Kartel.
It reads: "Dancehall fans worldwide, it is with great regret that I, Adidja Palmer, have decided to disband the Portmore Empire. These artistes have been under the Adidjahiem leadership for years, where they have honed their craft and made their mark, and as such, are well on their way to becoming major forces in dancehall."
It continued: "They have reached a level where they are more capable of taking on their careers by themselves, and it would be unfair to them, based on the limited resources of Adidjahiem Records, and the current legal woes of the Adidjahiem CEO, and team members. I wish them the best, and I am confident that they will live up to my expectations. In the future, Adidjahiem will continue to bring out new acts and groom them for stardom. Thank you."
It also stated that members of the Portmore Empire, Vanessa Bling also known as 'Gaza Slim' and 'Tommy Lee' are moving on with their careers under a newly formed label, PG 13.
When Tommy Lee was contacted his representative said the deejay had “no comment”.
Meanwhile, there was no mention of the 'Gaza Prefect', Popcaan or Sheba.
Problems from the Portmore Empire dated back to 2010 when Gaza Kim left the group following allegations that she was physically assaulted. Then came the expulsion of Lisa Hyper, Black Ryno later left the Gaza crew, followed by JahVinci and producer Notnice.