"Incidentally... I'm listening out for a clear and detailed apology first to Lady G, and then to myself. Maybe then I'll think it's a little less laughable. A no di one weh... a pass memba, a di one weh tep in deh! Jamaica, for the New Year, you simply must stop misdiagnosing mental illness and bad behaviour of spoilt brats."
That was written by Stephens on her Facebook page on Tuesday, and Lady Saw defenders quickly stepped to her.
In an open letter, Lady Saw, upon converting to Christianity last week, extended apologies to, and asked for the forgiveness of, dancehall artistes, Spice, Tifa and Macka Diamond. That led to a clear reading that Stephens' post was aimed at Lady Saw.
"I love you and your music but this is just petty. You’re a grown… woman throwing shade at Lady Saw smh. Instead of wishing her the best, you’re over here trying to (be) sarcastic. Damn, you’re just bitter as…" ran one comment under Stephens' post.
"Tanya I love your songs as well, but honestly, what u said was really childish... Bcz, simply put, Lady Saw made it right with God now, and isn't holding any grudges right… Whether you accept her apology or not, she don't have u up in her heart, and regardless of the fact that she may have hurt others in the past, I think its real grown of her to make the move that she did, by apologizing, whether it wants to be accepted or not. Come on now man," another person commented.
But Stephens seemed not to have been deflated.
"Apologise to the world fi born," she wrote.
"Jus a laugh afta di eediat dem out deh weh a try defend it like dem know noten! If everybody fi start talk ‘bout da craases deh, a woulda group therapy needed, and a only stadium coulda hold we! Think it nice???? Struuups," she said in response to a comment.