Trinidad and Tobago soca hit maker Bunji Garlin will more than likely receive some negative flack for a statement recently made during an interview with Ebro on New York City’s leading radio station, Hot 97. The Culture and Music highlight earlier this week, heard the ‘Chicken and Dumplin’ singer admit to Ebro that his native people continue to have a problem when it comes to supporting its homegrown talent before they blow up.
Garlin has been known to speak his mind, much like his very vocal and often controversial wife and soca cohort, Fay-Ann Lyons. Recently, Garlin was forced to stand in his wife’s defense on social media, assuring her that no matter what people had to say about her, he was not leaving her side, ever. The woman who has proven to be one of the most dynamic female Caribbean entertainers was viciously attacked by social media users on the heels of her appearance on Great Day Washington last week. Her attire, vocal delivery, and accent during the interview were all topics of verbal attack by social media users in the aftermath of the interview. A few days later, Bunji Garlin stated the obvious, some would agree, explaining that the reason Jamaican music and artists have been able to easily cross over into foreign territories, particularly the USA, stems from the tremendous show of support offered by the Jamaican people.
Check out the interview and let us know what you think in the comments section below. Did the Viking of Soca simply state the obvious or do you, if you’re a Trinidad and Tobago national, think Bunji crossed the line?