Since her rise to popularity in March, Mackerel’s life has been the centre of conversation on and off social media, from her ‘tek people man’ mantra, upbringing, teenage pregnancy, to her music career. On the weekend, her love life went on show when images of her kissing spiritual adviser-turned-artiste RT Boss surfaced on Instagram.
Critics have labelled the move as a mere stunt to keep tongues wagging about both personalities, while others have accused RT Boss of being an opportunist.
The singjay insists that the two have been romantically involved since May, but he did not wish to address reports of him being married.
“Our relationship is real. Mackerel and I are romantically involved. She is someone I care about, and I want to be a good friend to her as well,” he told THE STAR.
“It is more than what you guys think. So if you want to know more, all you have to do is keep connected to see if it is a stunt or fake. You just have to keep up with the Mackerilians.”
According to the artiste, he met Mackerel after she called his company for a psychic reading. He said he foresaw her travelling to Canada, and she called to express her gratitude after travelling to the country.
“I told her I saw great things in her future, and she was so grateful. That’s where our friendship started,” he said. “There’s a beauty within Mackerel that I see, and I want Jamaica to see. So I come at the forefront to let the world know that you can’t judge Mackerel because of her character and what she shows the world. She’s a nice girl – accept her, show her love.”
Although he is 13 years her senior, RT said: “Age is just a number,” and he does not see any conflicts with their union. He added he has met her son, whom he described as “adorable”.
In previous interviews, Mackerel shared that she dated older men in search of love. Cognisant of her past, RT said that his intentions are pure.
“I just have to try to be a good man to her. It’s hard already, but me a try fi get her pon a level. I don’t think it is difficult cause she is an understanding person, and it start show already,” he said.
“She is looking for love and care, and me can give her that. If you listen how she talk, she is searching for love and guidance, but she got a lot of abuse. RT Boss is not concerned about her wanting him solely for his assets. “There’s a lot of things about Mackerel that is going to be changed. I’m not trying to control her life, but if you really love her and want it to work, you’re gonna guide her, right? She wants more love than vanity,” he said.
He already has the approval of Mackerel’s manager, Shakeria Sewell, who said that their union will not affect her client’s brand.
“Being around the two of them I can see the relationship is real,” she said. “Mackerel being in a relationship right now can be both good and bad depending on what he has to offer. So far he has good to offer her, physically, emotionally, everything. Mackerel has told you guys her life story, and she needs someone around her, partner wise. She needs a man’s love, so he is good for that.”