Caribbean island says NO to dancehall artist Alkaline
Premier of Nevis Vance Amory says NO to Alkaline performance
It is unfortunate that some of Jamaica’s most talented entertainers continue to miss out on lucrative money making ventures because they are deemed as a negative influence by many.
Alkaline becomes the latest Jamaican entertainer who may lose out on potential earnings for this reason.
The premier of Nevis, Vance Amory, has made it blatantly clear that the Cabinet of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is not in support of an upcoming performance by the entertainer on the island.
In a report by Caribbean News Now, the premier stated:
“Some two weeks ago,I voiced my serious objections to this artiste being allowed to perform here in Nevis and assumed that this matter had been put to rest having not heard anything further until yesterday,”.
Following a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, at which the matter was discussed, Amory said he sent a note to the commissioner of police indicating that he was not in support, nor was the Cabinet in support of this artiste being given permission to perform in Nevis.
“I can assure you that the NIA had not given any authority, any permission for this performance to take place as we had not been approached to deal with the matter of ticket sales and entertainment tax and so on for this function,” Amory explained.
He continued that, while the government cannot legislate for morality and for human behaviour, it is still necessary that the government takes a stand on matters that have the potential to further cause deterioration in the social environment.
In his letter to the commissioner of police on Wednesday, Amory asked that, if permission for Alkaline to perform in Nevis has been granted, it be revoked, as the NIA is not in favour of this performance taking place in Nevis.
“That is all that we can do and I am doing this in the best interest of all the people of Nevis and I think that we, as government, must stand up, stand up against things which we condemn, things which are not beneficial to our people, things which can create detriment to our young people — our impressionable young people — and things which we feel will not help to improve the environment in which we live, especially as we are contending and contesting with activities – criminal and anti-social behaviour.”
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Alkaline blasted by fellow artists for anal stimulation lyric
Dancehall sensation, Alkaline has once again courted controversy in Dancehall circles after a lyric in his new single released on the Igloo Riddim late last week raised eyebrows as he suggested enjoying anal stimulation during sex.
Near the end of the raw version of his song, Touch You, Alkaline sings a lyrics claiming that after receiving oral sex from a girl, saying ‘batty wash, dat a brawta.’ ‘Batty wash,’ in Jamaican terms, refers to when one person has his or her anus licked during a sexual act, an act which continues to be taboo among Jamaicans.
The song has garnered close to 60,000 in three days since its release on YouTube, earning criticism from music lovers for promoting such an act in his music.
Top-draw Dancehall and Reggae musicians also weighed in, with the ‘Queen of Dancehall,’ Lady Saw telling the Jamaica STAR, “I can’ relate to the story, that is so gross. Everybody wants to be Vybz Kartel, I can’t even comment on it.”
Reggae star, I-Wayne, however, was less subtle with his remarks.
“Him a try see if him can go further than Vybz Kartel, and any man try beat Kartel will find themselves in serious mess and trouble,” he told the newspaper. “Dem realise sey from yu guh freaky yu get more attention more than the youth dem wey a duh positive music. Dem just a try get fame and a materialism a cause that. I don’t think Alkaline would want his daughter to lick out a man anus. Dem talk deh a nuh life talk.”
Alkaline has said very little about the song since its release, but seems unapologetic about the lyric, saying on his official Facebook page, “How mi fi tek it too far when all mi sing bout a weh me see a gwan # wat a brawta, lol.”
Since breaking out in 2013, Alkaline has become one of Dancehall’s most polarizing figures, despite having yet reached his 21st birthday. The deejay famously tattooed his eyebrows to the shock of many during the year.
This year, during a stage show he hosted in Kingston, a female fan came on stage and simulated oral sex on him while he performed.
For more on this story go to: http://www.examiner.com/article/alkaline-blasted-by-fellow-artists-for-alleged-anal-stimulation-lyric