Regarding her reputation as a provocateur, the environment the superstar came from is rather surprising to most of those who know her career! The diva was born in 1948 near the Jamaican capital of Kingston. She was brought up strictly, religiously and violently, starting with her grandmother's husband. At the age of 13, she came to live with her parents who worked in the US, away from an aggressive upbringing and towards a life that offered her more freedom.
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