Internationally acclaimed Dancehall artiste, Moses Davis, more popularly known as Beenie Man shared his thought regarding a myriad of industry talking points including Vybz Kartel, regaining his United States visa & the ongoing issues between the Gully & Alliance camps.
In a recent interview with Black Chiney disc jock, Walshy Fire, Beenie Man expressed delight regarding the retrieval of his United States visa & being able to celebrate his 38th birthday there. “America gi mi a birthday present,” Beenie stated before adding, “Am a Jamaican am not an American, I don’t have an American passport, but dem seh a group a name come down and den the police of Jamaica give dem information about me because my name never de pon di list.”
Beenie Man then called out fellow established Dancehall deejay, Mavado who was re-issued a U.S visa last month. The “King of the Dancehall,” suggested that Mavado’s recent brushes with the law are not setting examples for younger musicians to follow. “We need fi be entertainers and support the youths dem, we no need fi a go a jail and a create problems,” Beenie intimated.
Additonally, Beenie gave his two cents regarding the recent drama evolving within the “Gulliance” involving Mavado’s Gully crew & Bounty Killer’s Alliance crew. Beenie Man hinted that Bounty Killer might be the problem that’s causing the situation to escalate; citing Kartel’s exit from the Alliance in 2006 as the basis for that theory. “Father need fi know wha him a do wid him son dem, cuz member inno Kartel was him son and Kartel gone, now Mavado out fi cut, so di father muss a do something wrong,” Beenie insisted. The “Go Go Club” went on to say, “It no sound good when a father and son a fight and is the father fault. We as artist its difficult fi get involve because if you know where it’s coming from you woulda vex to, if you was Mavado you would be vex to.”
Beenie Man also implied that he harbors no ill will towards Vybz Kartel, who he had a falling out with late last year. Beenie implied that he’s focused on his business partnership with Kartel’s former business associate, Corey Todd as they promote the Yaad Swag rum brand. However, the “King of the Dancehall” did say that it would be hard for him to hail Kartel in the streets because of “the brown thing,” (Bleaching).
Beenie Man celebrated his birthday this past weekend at an all-white party at the Madhouse Opium Hardrock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Beenie’s official birthday was on Monday (August 22).