Vybz Kartel's 3 Sons With Babymama Tanesha 'Shorty' Johnson 14

Jamaican dancehall deejay, Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Azim Palmer, is known internationally for his lyrical skills and many more ability including being a good dad.

Tanesha Johnson, also known as ‘Shorty,’ one of the common-law wives of Vybz Kartel has three children with the superstar.

“Kartel is a caring father,” stated Shorty in a recent interview with OnStage.

Kartel’s three sons are doing incredible well in school, according to Shorty.

Last year, Shorty debuted her music label called “Short Boss Muzik” with the release of the single called “School”. Her three sons are already signed to the label.

Following in the footsteps of Kartel, Shorty is using music in order to cope and fill out the void of her partner’s absence.

See more photos of Vybz Kartel, Shorty and their children below!


On 29 September 2011, Kartel was arrested by police. Jamaica’s Major Investigation Taskforce (MIT) charged him with murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm.

Kartel was granted bail for the Burton murder 23 March 2012 for JD$3,000,000, but currently remains in jail in connection on a second murder, of one Clive ‘Lizzard’ Williams.

While in prison in 2012 his book The Voice Of The Jamaican Ghetto: Incarcerated but not Silenced, co-written with business associate Michael Dawson, was published.

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