Dancehall star, Gully Bop faces charges of domestic abuse and robbery following an alleged incident in New York involving his estranged ex-girlfriend, A’Mari.
The entertainer, whose real name is Robert Lee Malcolm, was detained by New York police when he arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, New York looking to board a flight back to Jamaica. Following his arrest, he was taken to Central Bookings in Brooklyn where he was slapped with the charges.
He is currently in US$1,200 bail when he appeared in the Brooklyn Criminal Court on Thursday
A’Mari took to social media to explain why she brought charges against the artiste. “It has to do with domestic violence that occurred months ago in regard to him running me down with a butcher knife, stealing my passport and my green card,” she said. “A number of people are going to be locked up and they’re not listening to me.”
She added, “This thing went way out of hand. They threatened my life and even gave out my address for me to get hurt. It’s about five of them that are going to get locked up.”
Bop’s current girlfriend, Toya called A’Mari out for pressing charges, claiming she is fuelled by jealousy while adding “This is sick; I’m sick. I wonder how her friend dem feel or who set up Bop because people been feeding her information. This is all jealousy and badmind, but him nah go back innuh not under fimi government.”
Bop’s other well-publicized ex-girlfriend and former manager, Chin Chin said that she will be helping Bop as much as she can through the ordeal. The two were expected to perform a show in Guyana this weekend.