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Archived: Adidas Caricature Forgiven, Says West Indies’ Dwayne Bravo.

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A West Indian uproar it certainly caused, this after superstar cricketer, Dwayne Bravo’s feat of achieving 300 wickets in T20 cricket. Sport and leisure brand, Adidas came under fire on Monday after the company posted a caricature of the Trinidad and Tobago cricketer, much to the disapproval of fans around the world.  The photo was posted to Adidas’ twitter account @adidascricket, however the brand was forced to apologise and remove the image shortly after.

The caricature and Twitter post that caused a stir.

The caricature and Twitter post that caused a stir.

It wasn’t so much that Adidas- Bravo’s sponsor, chose to celebrate his feat but more so, the manner in which it was done. EBUZZTT looked on as comments flooded social media. Adidas had created a caricature of the Santa Cruz, Trinidad born Bravo, lips bigger than could be and reminiscent of what some said was a “grinning nigger as a representative image of the superstar cricketer.”

Bravo's statement

Bravo’s statement

This evening, days after an apology was issued by the popular German brand, and the image removed from its social media page, Dwayne Bravo issued a statement which forgave and thanked fans everywhere for their compassion. He said, “I am forever driven by the love and support of my fans around the world… when my fans hurt, I hurt.”  Passionately written, the media statement went on to express confidence that the company now understands why many became enraged over the caricature. “I am confident they now understand not just the source of much upset but the historical context (particularly that of the West Indies) behind it,” the statement read. He went on to say he has forgiven the company for the misstep and trusts that a lesson can be learnt by all.

Dwayne Bravo forgives Adidas.

Dwayne Bravo forgives Adidas.

 

 


Meanwhile, Dwayne Bravo’s signature tune, “Champion” has amassed in excess of 10 million views on YouTube. The dance was even picked up by an international television news channel recently, the hosts noting the trendiness of the song and the dance.

 

 

CHAMPION- DJ BRAVO 

 

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Kanye West Gives Jamaica A 2 Hour Long Sunday Service; Brings Jesus Front and Centre.

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The superstar that he is, has been humbled, replaced by a man of strong faith and blossoming spiritual understanding. Chicago born US rapper and often controversially charged, Kanye West performed with a 120 man choir at the Emancipation Park in New Kingston, Jamaica on Friday night.

West who’s been on a spiritual journey since April, performed for two hours at the arena, ending his set with his popular rap anthem, ‘Jesus Walks.’ Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian was not on the island.

Ebuzztt understands that included in Kanye’s repertoire were songs like, Damian Marley’s, ‘Welcome to Jamrock’ and the gospel hit, ‘Prince of Peace.’ The entertainer took the opportunity, during his set, to thank the people of Jamaica, saying, “I just want to thank Jamaica for the open door they gave us. I want to thank the Government, the police and the people of Kingston.”

West’s services have, thus far, been held in Los Angeles, Wyoming, Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C. It is reported that he plans on taking the Sunday Service show to Africa, Europe, and Asia.

Here’s a snippet of the event, held on Friday night.

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Basement Bunkin’ To BET Red Carpet Vybin’. Young Devyn’s Taking Hers!

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Any major superstar will tell you there’s no gold cobblestone on the road to success. You’ve got to work hard, and that’s something rapper on the rise, Trinidad and Tobago’s Young Devyn, understands. She’s taking hers, one day at a time, building her brand every step of the way. The 17-year-old appeared at the BET Hip Hop Awards last night and she literally, nailed it.

Reviews coming in all announce the budding star as sensational. On BET’s official pages, Devyn’s presence is praised. Devyn was one of this year’s BET Cypher performers, an opportunity that gave the budding mainstream rapper the chance to be seen and heard by millions around the world.

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