- Beenie Man's girlfriend Krystal Tomlinson gets labeled as 'Baby Mother #13' for the Dancehall veteran amid political controversy on Jamaica's Child Diversion Policy.
Beenie Man’s girlfriend Krystal Tomlinson was labeled as “Baby Mother Number 13” for the Dancehall entertainer by an online user.
The 29-year-old TV media personality took the time out to respond to the critic, expressing that she is “not afraid of labels” and its a “privilege” to “come in contact and engage with her opinions.”
“Baby mother #13 vocal u see everything Jlp do or say she run een… Kmt! gwope!!!” the person commented to which Krystal responded, “Oh Queen it really doesn’t matter what you call me. You have to learn that quickly. I’m not afraid of labels so long as you come in contact with my opinions and can engage with them it’s a privilege. So much is said in cyber space so for you to even see me, know me, hear me and stop to engage me is an honour. When you’re ready to talk constructively about policy let me know ??.”
The engagement was made after Krystal Tomlinson, who is the President of the People’s National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO), blasted Jamaica’s Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, for his recent comments suggesting that some fathers should not benefit from paternity leave.
She described the Minister’s position on paternity leave as archaic and poorly reasoned.
“If you want paternity leave, you must be living with the mother for a few months before birth. If it’s your wife, no problem,” Chuck was quoted as saying as he addressed a Ministry of Justice child diversion sensitization session in Montego Bay, St James last Wednesday.
“If it’s your girlfriend, then you can’t come and say, ‘It’s my child and, therefore, [I am] entitled to paternity leave’, and you not living with the mother. You would be getting paternity leave to do what? Visit her every day?” he asked.
According to Tomlinson, Chuck’s comments show that he is “out of his depth” on the matter.
In a statement yesterday afternoon, the PNPYP President argued that it was baffling that Chuck is seeking to confine parental rights only to men who are married or living in the same home as their child’s mother.
“Parental leave is not a reward for cohabitation or matrimony. It is meant to provide men with the opportunity to bond with their newborn and support the mother in caregiving in those early and difficult months of parenting,” Tomlinson said.
“It is becoming abundantly clear that the Minister of Justice is well outside of his depth on this matter and should consult the research, observe how similar legislation has been enacted globally, and engage in genuine consultation with stakeholders,” she added.
Tomlinson declared the PNPYO supports the view that both parents must have equal opportunity – including the benefit of enabling legislation – to participate in the growth and development of their child/children.
Beenie Man and the communication consultant welcomed a baby girl last year October. Online sources claim that the couple’s daughter was a bit premature and was placed in an incubator at a well-known medical facility following delivery.
Last year July, Tomlinson made her pregnancy announcement and disclosed that the “King of the Dancehall” deejay cried literal tears, thanked God and his partner for such a blessing.
Social media users have been speculating that wedding bells are now in the cards for Beenie Man, real name Anthony Moses Davis, and Tomlinson.
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