Shabba Ranks is mourning the death of his mother Miss Christie, aka ‘Mama Christie,’ as tributes poured in from all corners of the community.
Sources confirmed with Urban Islandz on Tuesday that the mother of International dancehall superstar Shabba Ranks has passed away. Constantine Christie, affectionately called “Mama Christie” by all who knew her, reportedly passed away earlier today. Immediately, fans and fellow dancehall artists took to social media to offer their condolences to the artiste and his family. Fellow deejay Dexta Daps also shared the news with his fans posting a photo of her with the caption, “IDK Y GOD. I’m (heart broken). THIS IS NOT HAPPENING.” The artist littered the post with crying face emojis.
He had a special relationship with “Mama Christie,” whom he referred to as ‘Mama’ so much that he even did a track entitled “Shabba Mother Pot.” Although the song was a gritty anthem and the video chronicled violence in the Seaview Gardens community which Dexta Daps likens to being hot like “Shabba Mother Pot.” She also made a short cameo in the video, which would be the first time some young dancehall fans seeing the mother of one of dancehall’s greatest legends.
Since the news broke, other persons in the music industry have also expressed their condolences.