He’s possibly one of the most loved dancehall artistes of the new generation of acts, his rise to stardom having been somewhat quick and his approach pretty grounded. Popcaan- real name, Andre Sutherland performed in Antigua at the Antigua Trades and Labour Union rally in Fort James on Monday and it was there that he was detained by police officers after a a conflict reportedly erupted on stage.
According to the Antigua Observer, the 27 year old artiste who recently collaborated with internationally acclaimed rapper, Drake, was taken into custody following a brawl with one police officer. It is alleged that the entertainer had been attempting to intervene as officers were removing patrons who had climbed onto the stage. The newspaper reports that the artiste became incensed upon seeing the forceful manner in which the patrons were being treated. He objected to this and was reportedly pushed by the police officer. Thereafter, it is said that Popcaan continued his performance, meting out a diss via song to the police officer. A subsequent confrontation is said to have taken place, leading to the artiste’s arrest.
Popcaan was however released after paying a small fine of EC $1000 for misdemeanour battery, having pleaded guilty to the charge- this according to Urban Islandz.
What happened next has led to numerous heartfelt comments on Instagram, fans of the ‘Never Sober’ artiste sending kudos to Popcaan’s mother who many refer to as Ms. Rhona. “Swear my eyes full of water…Bless up Unruly Boss,” one fan wrote on Instagram. The comment and others like it were ushered in after the entertainer posted a video of his embrace with his mother, after being released.
Popcaan has been enjoying a awesome ride in the entertainment world so far, and for what it’s worth, most would agree that this unfortunate situation is is perhaps simply a stumbling block, often experienced my many, along the way.
Buju Celebrates First Birthday Post Release in A Major Way. VIDEO INSIDE.
Mark Myrie, the Jamaican reggae and dancehall giant the world knows best as Buju Banton, has been enjoying his freedom. He was released from US prison, having served a 9-year sentence, in December 2018 and since that time, the artiste’s spirit has been nothing short of triumphant.
On Monday night at the AC Hotel by the Marriott in New Kingston, Jamaica, the artiste celebrated his 45th birthday. He made a grand entry, showing gratitude with hearty smiles at the event which would mark his first official birthday celebration post release. Like fine wine, Buju assented to his 45th birth milestone and even with his simple and humble ways, fans of the artiste could tell that the best was yet to come.
The all white affair saw a number of well known Jamaican friends of the artiste in attendance, among them Sean Paul, Jamaica Deejay and personality Jabba and Romain Virgo. Buju’s Long Walk to Freedom Tour has seen him take stages around the Caribbean including Trinidad and a Tobago and Guyana shows hosted by High a Frequency Entertainment. Most recently, Buju crossed international waters, taking the stage in Amsterdam. His presence on stage, each time, has been nothing short of momentous, and some may say, near spiritual. At his Birthday “get together” on Monday, prior to engaging in chit chat with his friends and family, Buju prayed. It would be a symbol of his gratitude and love to the Most high God for all that he has gotten him through.
Nadie Hits Em With ‘Fatt.’ Now, They Can’t Stop Lookin’.
She’s a thicky and she ain’t afraid to show it off. Nadia Batson’s made no qualms of her heavy set physical attributes, these days showing off what she’s got like nobody’s business, making it abundantly clear that she’s comfortable in her skin. The gorgeous Caribbean vocalist recently unleashed a spankin’ new single that’s got everyone talking and believe it or not, the track’s title is ‘FATT.’
Batson’s been touring the world in the aftermath of the success of her 2019 hit single, ‘So Long’. In recent weeks, the SASS band leader made her presence felt in places like Dominica, St. Kitts, Petite Martinique, St. Vincent, New York, St. Lucia and Toronto. She’s even won an award for her contribution to the culture and music of Trinidad and Tobago from Montreal, Canada.
Batson’s physique has proven engrossing to patrons over the past few years, the artiste never shying away from showing skin when she hits the stage. Her latest track, ‘FATT’, on the Caution Riddim, produced by International Stephen and Vibez Productionz is seemingly a ode to the thick girls. She’s been getting that much required nod of approval from the radio personalities in T&T, making it very possible that this single will find its way sailing sweetly into T&T’s carnival 2019.