A picture was posted on 18 Karat Reggae facebook page of Sizzla, his son and the mother of his son. We are not sure if the woman is Sizzla’s wife or just the mother of his child. The woman in the picture is not a Rasta woman as many would expect as the wife or girlfriend of Sizzla Kalonji. In fact, the woman is wearing what appears to be fake hair, a weave.
It did not take long for the comments and criticisms to start flowing. Many took issue with the fact that Sizzla, one of the main promoters of Black consciousness would be with a woman who is not natural.
Below are a few of the comments:
Sizzla; who promotes black conscious & natural living, more than King Bob Marley even. Would have an unnatural wife. Natural hair are trending these days, you think a youth of his caliber would support that: MORE FIRE!
That is Sizzla’s wife? I was expecting someone more roots. Give me natural hair or something! What’s with the fakeness?
Lovely wife kalonji; what I realise most so call rastas and reggae singers who chant and burn the most fyah pon everything ; in reality they don’t practice what they preach.
Some Ratas will not lie with a baldhead woman, period. Many Rastas have actually had children with baldhead women. In fact, while Bob Marley’s main squeeze and wife Rita Marley is a Rasta, most of the other women he lie with and impregnated were baldheads.
Judging from the comments, it sounds like the disappointment was not so much in Sizzla being with a woman with fake hair, it was more about what some deem as a hypocrisy in his music. Sizzla is a big promoter of the natural Black woman.
Whether or not a Rasta Man can be with a Rasta woman would depend on whether the two can coexist without compromising each others values. When a child gets involved it becomes even more complicated as they will have to figure whose value to instill in the child. A Rasta man might not want his child eating any kid of pork while the baldhead woman might be tempted to feed the child some bacon and eggs every now and then. So the bottomline is, it might depend on the individuals to decide.
As for the Sizzla picture, it is always a joy to see a Black man being there for his Black son. So big up Sizzla Kalonji in that aspect.