2.07.2005

"batty man fi dead" no mo

Promoters and labels representing ninety percent of the reggae industry came to an agreement in London on Friday to prohibit the violently anti-gay lyrics that characterize some dancehall artists' records and live performances.


Beenie man

Yes they promise not to do it anymore. Why, while likely has something to do with a string of cancelled concerts in Europe, the United States and Canada. Beenie Man missing out on the big MTV Video Music Awards in Miami likely contributing factor in his decision to end hate lyrics.

Beenie Man said in August...

"While my lyrics are very personal, I do not write them with the intent of purposefully hurting or maligning others,I offer my sincerest apologies to those who might have been offended, threatened or hurt by my songs.

As a human being, I renounce violence towards other human beings in every way, and pledge henceforth to uphold these values as I move forward in my career."

Peace now, lets see how long these guys that sang about "batty man fi dead" or worse will change. One more thing, re-read the statement above by Beanie man. How the heck did he not know what he was singing was threatening or hurtful...

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