Fast-rising internet sensation Mackerel has ventured into the music industry.
The 18-year-old, whose real name is Ladasha Francis, made a cameo in the new music video “Trapwhine” by Dancehall deejay Kalado.
The KD Visuals-directed cut shows women dancing in a cage nestled in a forest as Kalado deejay’s outside.
Close to the end of the music video, Mackerel is seen “running out of the woods with a man she stole.”
“Mi just tek the people dem man, which part mi can come outta dem woods yah,” Mackerel said to Kalado who quickly gives her directions.
Earlier this year, Mackerel got her taste of fame when her “take people man” videos went viral online. She has since been busy working on Instagram endorsements, event appearances and now music videos.
Mackerel recently told media reporters that she “does not have a significant other and is content because other people’s men are just fine for her.”
Since her Instagram debut, Francis said that there have been negative comments, but she is unfazed.
“This is just me, me see people bash top entertainers too. When I read the comments mi hear people a seh mi fava cockroach, spray the Baygon. You seh mi a cockroach but mi just a give the people what they want,” she said.
The precocious teen said her “gimmicks are just a gateway to her true calling,” which is comedy. Mackerel revealed that she has always dreamt of becoming a comedian and plans to go for professional training at the Edna Manley School of the Visual and Performing Arts. She said that as far back as she can remember, she loved making people happy.
“I am the type of person who likes comedy,” she said.
“I love to have people around me and the bag a laughter and those things. If you sad, I want to say something to you for you to just laugh. People used to seh you know you can go do this (comedy) because it fits your personality, and mi find miself a seh a true dem a talk.”