Clearly in a no-nonsense mood, Lady G entered centre stage and took control. She quickly dispensed with formalities like bigging up show promoter/artiste Tony Rebel on his birthday, even telling him that her mother, who is a fan of his, had also sent special greetings to him on his earthstrong. She also had a speech for Barack Obama, the then US President-elect in whose honour Rebel Salute chose its theme for 2009. “What a man look fine,” Lady G said, to thunderous applause from her fans.
Bounding with energy and determined to get her year off to a great start – just like the ‘G’ in her name – she reached for her anti-lesbian lyrics in which she issued a stern warning to those elements trying to turn the order of things upside down.
And, hard on the heels of that warning, she did her tune which gives ultimate respect to “di man dem”. Lady G did a set that was fun, but was still filled with hardcore reality lyrics that reflected on the serious issues of the day.
She definitely kept her fans entertained during her 20 minutes on stage and showed why she is rated as one of the top female acts going into 2009.