While Trinidad and Tobago urban radio station, Boomchampions 94.1FM was busy celebrating their 12th anniversary on Tuesday, well known personality at the frequency, Soca artist Bass, was battling the unkind effects of bad social media publicity. The ‘ If Yuh Stush’ singer started his morning today, posting a disclaimer on his Facebook page, alerting friends, fans and foes to what he assured was merely a vicious attack against his character.
“There has been someone going around from a fake fb profile sending out a video of someone saying it’s me exposing himself in the dark and that I would pay women $$$$ to watch me…..if you get this or know someone that did please know it’s not me at least not in this lifetime or economy. BTW check out my new music ‘BRUK OFF YA HATERS.'”
Bass essentially shrugged off the situation, telling EBUZZTT that an imposter was behind the mayhem. He admitted to being quite the frugal type and said anyone who knows him well enough, would know he wouldn’t spend a cent like that. He told us the situation actually started about two years ago, when his single, “Stush In De Bush” had been released. “My profile was hacked about two years ago. Back then it was somebody on the messaging site, IMO- which I am not a member of. It’s like a messaging app thing and the person had a number – a 420 number. The person was exposing himself and telling women I (Third Bass) would pay money for them to watch it live. I reported it to the police. I called the number in front of the police. The police spoke to the person and the number ended up belonging to somebody that I know. The person is also an artiste whose music doesn’t really get played that much,” said Bass.
He said he wasn’t certain of whether the person was taking revenge. The alleged perpetrator reached out to Bass, denying the situation sometime thereafter and the situation subsequently stopped but now, there seems to be a resurrection of the matter. “What they do is they actually hack females’ accounts and add other females as friends. Since this has been exposed, a lot of people have told me that they received the friend requests and responded only to receive the said messages.” Bass however said many people ignored the messages, knowing fully well that he doesn’t spend a bad cent, especially on that kind of activity.
The entertainer said he will be dealing with the matter privately as he believes his reports to the Cyber Crime Unit on the matter, have yielded no results. He said investigations by one person who’s account was hacked, has led to a a homosexual male in the Couva, Trinidad area. Today, he is advising social media users to change their passwords frequently and monitor their accounts. He said his social media handles have changed to reflect the change of his sobriquet from 3rd Bass to Bass AKA Trilogy and assured that he is not a part of any sexual exploits online.
In recent time, there’s been much online chatter about imposters laying claim to the identities of well known socialites, among them, Trinidad and Tobago Make Up Artist, Angel Cumberbatch. Bass has capitalized on the situation no doubt, having released a brand new single called, “Bruk Off Ya Haters” on the Millbeatz Produced, Bubblerz Riddim. He is also entering the CropOver race, having unleashed a song called, “Bubble on Yuh Girlfriend,” which features Zan and Peter Ram on the Ting A Ling riddim- a production out of Quantum Studios in Jamaica. We’ve definitely gotta listen out for that!