On Wednesday, Jamaican dancehall artist, Konshens made a powerful, poignant revelation. His marriage to Latoya Wright was on the rocks and he was admittedly to blame. The pair have been married for just about two years and in the past few months, both Konshens and his wife used social media to let the world know that things weren’t fine. On Wednesday, Konshens threw inhibition out the door and told his male counterparts to learn from his mistakes, and in essence, man up!
A pretty lengthy post to Instagram would hear the artist admit to trying, on several occasions, to kill himself. He said his wife had stopped him each time. He credited Wright with putting his finances into perspective, transforming his mindset financially and explaining to him that the way he had been handling money all along, was wrong.
HERE’S EXACTLY WHAT HE WROTE:
Here are 3 Things That Can be Learnt from Konshens’ Rant:
- Many Caribbean men are hurting and are unable to find suitable outlets to channel their emotional pain, hurts, insecurities and childhood baggage. Cultural expectations or norms have led Caribbean men to believe that under no circumstance should they be vulnerable or show softer emotions.
- Womanizing, many men realize, often too late, is an egotistical and sometimes culturally influenced practice. The 80-20 rule is real and should always be considered, especially when one is married or in a serious relationship. [This rule states that most men get 80% of what they need from a marriage yet they tend to go after the 20% that someone outside can provide for them because it appears to be more to them, when it REALLY ISN’T. ]
- The old adage, you’re no good to another person, if you’re not fulfilled, whole and secure in your individuality, remains true, particularly in the case of this widely adored entertainer. “Mi ago fix miself as a person and fix mi head to,” he writes, making it clear that he admits to being personally toxic and could only bring toxicity to the marriage.