Anyone who follows Michelle Diamond, also known as Shatta Michy, would have realised by now that since she parted ways with Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale about two years ago, she has been ‘low-key’, preferring to do her things in the quiet.
That is a decision that is a bit surprising, considering the mileage she gained during her relationship with Shatta Wale.
It would have been seen as normal if Michy had capitalised on the popularity and used it to her advantage but in an interview with the Graphic Showbiz recently, the mother of one said life outside showbiz is what is real.
“Honestly speaking, I didn’t know life would be like this, if I had known, I would have taken this decision a long time ago. Life on the low or outside showbiz is real life. That is when you get to know who you really are, that is when you get to live life and not fake it or follow the bandwagon.
“It is like that when reality sets in, it sets your mind and everything back to the basics. It is like the scale falls off your eyes and you begin to think, see and do things in a certain way.
“One of the major things living this new life has taught me is that I now know who my true friends are, I now know people who were following me those days because of the glitz and glamour that I found myself in and now that I’m not into it, they are nowhere to be found.
“It has taught me to be focused and to know that if I don’t take certain things seriously, I will be found wanting in future,” she noted.