The “girls dem sugar” Beenie Manseems to have found himself a new love interest in the likes of former Miss Jamaica Festival Queen and current TV host of TVJ’s ‘E Prime’ and ‘Nyammings’ – Krystal Tomlinson.
According to Beenie Man, the two were in fact dating but decided to remain tight lipped about the details of their relationship in a recent interview with the Jamaica Star this week.
When Tomlinson was contacted by the Jamaica Star, she said “At this time, I’m not prepared to answer questions about that. I am not in a position to. I like to keep my life private, so at this time, I have no comment on the issue at all,”.
25-y-o Krystal Tomlinson, who wore the sash Miss Manchester, was crowned Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2013. Herself and 42-y-o Beenie Man were spotted at Rebel Salute being all cutesy while kissing in the audience.
48-days until Sting 2015 War is in the air with Beenie Man and Mavado at it. Beenie Man raised eyebrows after he released a new Mavado diss song a few days ago. The questionable “King of the dancehall” teamed with DJ Frass Records to drop “Think Mi A Simma” a new diss track aimed at Mavado.
“A who da bredda deh a chat / A couldn’t me, but him say Doc / A weh do blacks, barber boy mi can tell yo something,” Beenie said in the intro.
“Dancehall a my empire, dancehall a my empire … A weh do rapper groupie mi a shooty shooty / Informer works that a no mi duty / My war no sweet like tutti frutti / unleash the beast yo no see no beauty,” the dancehall hitmaker deejay over the Wild Wild West Riddim.
Listen to Beenie Man “Think Mi A Simma” below:
International recording artiste Beenie Man has apologised to his legion of Caribbean fans who are disappointed that he will not be making an appearance at the Power Soca and Groovy Soca Monarch competitions this year.
He had planned to enter this contest for the first time this year, but has performed at the actual events several times as a guest act during his storied career.
Is Beenie Man’s ex-wife pregnant? If so, who is the father of the child? Could it be a music producer?
It has been rumored that D’Angel is allegedly pregnant for Buju Banton’s son, producer Markus. Well, Music News got to the nitty-gritty of the matter and both D’Angel and Markus Myrie have denied the claims.
D’Angel has shot back calling the claims ridiculous.
Dancehall artiste Moses 'Beenie Man' Davis and his manager/brother Rohan Smith, aka 'Blue', are mourning the loss of their father who is more affectionately known as 'Bragga'.
Information received is that he died at the University Hospital of The West Indies yesterday while undergoing treatment for a health complaint. According to sources close to the family, the death came as a shock to them and the general mood is one of sadness.
Beenie Man's ex-wife D'Angel, who also went to the hospital, described 'Bragga' as a jovial individual.
"Moses dad is somebody that I have met. He is a jovial and fun person. Condolence goes out to the family and we definitely lost a man that produced a legend. Moses just be strong and hold up your head. When I heard I went straight to the hospital to give my support because he is my child's grandfather and the father of my son's father," D'Angel said.
Since news broke of the death, several entertainers have shown support to the entertainer via tweets, sending their condolences.
Among them was Bounty Killer who tweeted, "Not so sure about this just got it ppl, Beenie Man father just died at University Hospital. Condolence goes out." And ZJ Sparks tweeted, "My sincerest condolences @KingBeenieMan to you and your family."
Two years after his USA work permit was initially cancelled, controversial DJ Beenie Man, aka Moses Davis, will return to the USA for a performance at the inaugural 'Groovin In The Park' concert on Sunday, July 1, at Roy Wilkins Park, Queens, NY.
BeenieManwas one of five top Jamaican entertainers whose visas and work permits were revoked by the US Embassy in Jamaica in April 2010. When contacted, Beenie Man said he was looking forward to performing in the US, once again and the fans there were eager to see him.
"I was there (America) day before yesterday, the fans are waiting and is now just for me to go on stage. I was at the Hot 97 show an di fans dem jus get a glimpse a mi backstage an a bare tings. Suh yuh done know how New York an me guh. I will be there on July 1 and it's gonna be crazy,"
An elated Christopher Roberts, CEO of Groovin Inc., parent company of Groovin In The Park, also expressed his happiness at Beenie's return. "I am extremely excited to announce that our booking agent here in New York was able to secure a work permit for the dancehall king BeenieManto be aheadline performer at this year's 'Groovin In the Park' concert on July 1."
He continued, "Music fans in the Tri-state area have been waiting for a very long time for the opportunity to see Beenie Man perform live here in the USA again. I am glad we were instrumental in making it happen for the fans. Beenie Man is an extremely talented enter-tainer and we are happy that he will be again be able to showcase his talents on stage in New York," Roberts said.
Other headline performers for Groovin In The Park are Boyz 11 Men, Jimmy Cliff and Beres Hammond. Groovin In The Park is in part a tribute to three great nations who are celebrating independence anniversaries: the United States celebrating 236, and Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago who are both celebrating 50 this year.
Dancehall artiste Bounty Killer has dismissed claims by Beenie Man that Jamaican artistes will witness an increase in overseas shows because of the recent video footage showing remorse for his previous lyrics bashing the gay community.
The deejay said that if put in a similar position, he would never have apologised. Dancehall music, the deejay said, has helped significantly to maintain the country's stance on homosexuality and artistes must not divert from that regardless of the financial motivation it brings."Me can't ever put a dollar over Jamaica and its culture. If it wasn't for dancehall and its culture I don't know where or who I'd be today. Mi nuh sorry fi nothing that I said or sang, I am sorry to know it offended anybody but that's how I see it. My views and beliefs, all I can say is that homosexuals fi stop try ban we shows and dancehall must leave dem alone to God still and let peace reign," he said.
The deejay further said that he believes Beenie Man's act was motivated by money. "When since a money control Jamaicans' morals? Leave the gold and save unuh souls. It no look good," he added. He said he believes there was no need for an apology as for the last couple of years no tracks released by any dancehall artiste has instructed violence on to any groups.
"What are you apologising for? You don't apologise for what you sincerely believe in. You can only regret if it offended or hurt anyone," he said. Bounty, who recently came back from a two-and-a-half week European tour, said he's pleased with dancehall's progress overseas and that the music is still striving despite claims that it is dying fast. "Every show mi go on went well. I don't see a reason to believe dancehall music is dying," he said. The deejay also responded to a recent statement by Beenie that he (Bounty) performed in front of eight people, at a show in Amsterdam. This, according to Beenie Man, came after Bounty refused to perform before him. "How eight people fi lef inna venue out of 8,000 and a Bounty Killer ago perform? Yuh nuh see say Beenie Man a live in disillusion?" Killer said.
Since the release of a video with Grammy winning artiste Beenie Man's video statement to the gay community, many artistes have also voiced their opinions on the matter.
Bounty Killer, leader of the Alliance and Beenie Man's long-standing nemesis, recently took to Twitter to bash Beenie Man. Not known to hold back words, Bounty Killer unleashed a slew of tweets directed at the 'King of the Dancehall'. In one of his cleaner tweets, Killer stated: "Your view is your view, every one have the right to their opinion. Giving an apology simple mean you stoop to their level and have second thoughts of your opinion, so simply you never believe in your opinion from first." Producer Skatta Burrell, however, applauded Beenie Man on his apology. Speaking with THE STAR, Skatta said that all judgement should be left to God.
"Instead of dancehall uniting, we have allowed it to progress to the point where the gay society are able to target our shows and venues and are successful in preventing us from performing and earning a living. If Beenie Man gets up and apologises then nothing is wrong. We are hypocrites, because even though we say we are a homophobic society, Jamaica is in the top 10 Caribbean countries with the most gays. We have bigger issues than condemning Beenie Man," Artiste Ce'Cile also sided with Beenie Man and his apology to the gays. In some of her tweets she said: "Everybody gonna jump on Beenie now, he's a great artiste and have nuff other things to sing about! As long as Beenie is sincere, we all good, cause mi waa see Beenie mash up more shows and I support him! Lots of you dudes don't even treat women good! Low di Doctor!"
When asked what he thought about Beenie Man's video statement, Tony Rebel said that he did not think about it. However, he went on to say that entertainers must be careful of the lyrics they put out so that it does not come back to haunt them. "Beenie Man a him owner man. I'm not here to say if he is wrong or right. If him do things and him haffi apologise then that's his business. Tony Rebel nuh haffi apologise to dem and me straight. Him must know wha him a do why him need fi apologise. Mi nah apologise to no gay, no day, but if him feel fi apologise then that's his prerogative. Entertainers over the years were promoting gays, they claim they were bashing them but they were actually promoting them. If a man continue fi talk bout gays, why him need fi do dat? We have nuff more tings fi talk bout,".
"I never apologised. Jamaican people need to be more literate about life. Five years ago, we stop sing certain songs, and start focus more on dancehall to make it what it is today. I said that they (the gays) should leave us alone, don't have us up for what we said when we were young. That happened 20 years ago, nobody is the same person they were 20 years ago," Beenie was quoted as saying in the release. The release also addressed the sound system selectors who have been lambasting his decision to do a videotaped statement. "I told them to leave us alone, to try to understand where we are coming from, but still yu have some selectors weh go pon the mic and talk a bagga tings. So when the gays put on dance and want to spend $150,000, you selector bwoy, don't tek dem money, run dem outta the dance. Dem caan use dem little bird brain pon me, man ah lion," Beenie Man said.
He also addressed Bounty Killer's tweets about his video. "Bounty Killer need fi tweet say ah eight people lef inna the venue outta 8,000 fi see him perform after him ah insist say him waan close the show over Amsterdam Reggae Festival, ah dat him fi tweet. After mi perform, the show done and everybody lef ... nobody never waan see him."
Dancehall superstar Moses 'Beenie Man' Davis has made his stance on the gay/lesbian community and anti-gay lyrics clear through a recent video message which was broadcast by organisers of Rototom Sunsplash, a major European reggae festival which takes place every summer in Spain. Beenie Man is booked to appear at the festival.
In the 1 minute 35 second long message, Beenie Man addresses the topics which has over the years been affecting several Jamaican entertainers. The most recent occurrence of such being with Sizzla Kalonji being bombarded with gay rights protests while overseas on tour.
Beenie Man made it clear in his address saying that he has nothing against them and respects everyone regardless of their sexual orientation.
"Listen to what I have to say. Let me make this clear and straight. I have nothing against no one. I respect each and every human being, regardless of which race or creed, regardless of which religious belief you believe in, and regardless of which sexual preference you are, including gays and lesbian people," he said. He went on to say that he has respect for all human beings and that the grouse with the gay/lesbian community is coming from songs he did a long time ago when he was "young".
"Do not fight against me for some songs I did 20 years ago. There is no one in this world who is the same person as how they were 20 years ago, me know I'm not. I was a kid and I come from Waterhouse ... I never know what the world is like and what the world is all about. But now I know that people live in this world that live their life differently from my life. I still have to respect and love human beings," said Beenie Man.
A post on the festival's website read: Rototom Sunsplash (http://www.rototomsunsplash.com) has received and is happy to publish a video message of Beenie Man in which he wishes to clear out any doubt about his position concerning homophobic lyrics appeared in some of his old songs.
We would like to think that his words can put an end to all the controversies that the subject has generated. This video reaches after a journey that Rototom has started in 2005 and which has seen us committed to bringing to the Sunsplash only those artistes who respect and accept all people, regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation.
In 2007, this position has lead us to draw up the Reggae Compassionate Act, an agreement that was supported by reggae promoters and activists of Stop Murder Music and signed, among others, by Beenie Man. In the agreement, the artiste committed himself not to sing or make public statement in Jamaica or any other country in the world, that could encourage prejudice, hatred or violence against gay or lesbian people. Beenie Man is part of the 2012 Sunsplash line-up, because we believe in his change and his detachment from homophobic positions, as demonstrated on this video. On Rototom Sunsplash's YouTube page, fans of the entertainer have been voicing mixed views on the issue. Some label Beenie Man as "sell out" with one person saying that he should stay true to who he is and not advocate for something if he doesn't agree.
"I agree with Beenie Man, however, he was free to talk about issues and the state of his culture at any given time. Furthermore, music has NO RULES, just ART. If this is about homosexuals, then they just need to not listen to his OLD songs or any music against them ... ," read one such comment.
The Rototom Sunsplash is one of the biggest international reggae festivals. It imitates the Jamaican Reggae Sunsplash and since its inception in 1994, has drawn thousands of reggae passionate people with its exciting line-ups.
Business man Cory Todd and jailed dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel are to be reunited for a business deal.
Music News understands that the two who severed ties last year following a sour and public spilt, are to join forces for the continuation their business partnership. Todd’s publicist, Claude Mills confirms that the two have come to a business agreement to put out their products including the rum. Karel who has been in jail since last year have been in dialogue with Corey Todd via letters for the past few months.
Over four years, the Vybz Kartel, Corey Todd business partnership has seen the purchase of The Building, the birth of Street Vybz Rum and Daggering Condoms. After the business partnership ended, Todd took up entertainers Beenie Man, Aidonia, Khago, Jah Vinci and producer Notnice but those business involvments were shortlived.
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