KINGSTON, Jamaica — Sources have confirmed that Dancehall artiste Jordan Phillips, popularly known as J Capri, who was hospitalized for more than a week following a motor vehicle crash, has died.
Social media users on Twitter and Instagram are seemingly in disbelief as they await confirmation while others, including beauty queen Yendi Phillipps, have already started expressing condolences.
Phillipps, using her Instagram handle yendizzle, a short while ago posted a video of her dancing to J Capri’s popular song ‘Reverse it’, captioning it “Because I think she’s one of the most truly talented people dancehall music has seen in a long time…” adding “…I wish we got a little more time with you and your musical gift but I’ve learned to never ever question our creator.”
She was hospitalised following the motor vehicle crash early Monday.
Reports are that the ‘Wine and Kotch’ singer was travelling in the Barbican area of St Andrew about 3:00 am when she reportedly lost control of the car she was driving, which slammed into a wall. It is not known if she was alone in the motor vehicle.
She was rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies where she reportedly underwent surgery after suffering what is said to be a fractured skull as well as brain damage.