How many times do we have to see Drama thick as cornmeal porridge to know that it’s a setup for publicity ?
L.a. Lewis who is famous for being nobody famous; and Beenieman who is famous for being Sometimes Infamous apparently had a clash about cars.
can you imagine L.A. try to squeegie past Beenie’s audi and the paint got exchanged. WOW.. Beenie does love his whips, so we know this was not going to end well for L.A. apparently L.A. tried to mouth up to Beenie and was met with the swift fist of the posse’ literally. L.A. claims that up to 30 people decended on him and beat him down for scratching Beenies’ Audi. Whaaaaaaaaaaa ?
it’s always some mess with L.A. to get press – read this mess,
( l – r ) BEENIE, LA LEWIS The reflective and calming mood of the funeral for Voicemail’s Oniel Edwards seemingly did little to soothe the nerves of deejays Beenie Man and LA Lewis who reportedly came to blows shortly after.
Reports reaching THE STAR are that after the funeral, both deejays were heading off when Lewis reportedly slammed into the back of Beenie Man’s Audi. It is alleged that an argument developed between the two, during which Lewis was punched in the face.
Lewis said he was travelling along Perkins Boulevard, near Red Hills Road, when the incident occurred. “I was coming down the road and I noticed that Beenie Man stop in the road talking to somebody in another car.” He said he was attempting to drive past the cars when the rear of his car hit the rear of Beenie’s vehicle. “Di two car dem touch and some paint scrape off. Di next thing mi see is him jump out and start attack mi,” he recalled.
Lewis said Beenie Man, born Moses Davis, along with a large group of men, encircled him. He said, “Mi tell Beenie Man seh mi will fix him car and mi seh see $50,000 ya. Him tell mi say him car cyaan fix, so mi ask him how plane whe crash can fix and fi him car cyaan fix.”
Lewis said he was distracted by one of the men in the deejay’s entourage and when he turned away he was hit in the left side of the face. He said he pushed off the deejay and a crowd began to descend at that point. He said, “About 30-odd man back mi up. One on one Beenie Man cyaan ramp wid mi.”
The self-proclaimed seven-star general said he reported the incident to the Duhaney Park Police Station. An officer there confirmed Lewis had made a report against Davis, accusing him of assault occasioning bodily harm.
Attempts to contact Beenie Man were unsuccessful. However, popular selector Rolexx, who Lewis accused of being among the group of men, said at the time of the accident, Lewis was sitting on the window of his van driving on the sidewalk. He said contrary to Lewis’ claims, there was not a group of men just himself and Beenie.
Rolexx said after the collision, he did and said nothing to Lewis. He said he did not witness the slap that Lewis accused Beenie Man of delivering.
Another witness, however, said Lewis received several blows from men who had gathered at the scene.
(end of Star Clipping)
And Then we Have Mr Lexxus – who was in the papers most recently for Rape Allegations; instead of Reggae Mixes.
it appears the Lex wants to become Jamaicas’ Next Top Model – (sideeye) and first male supermodel. we think Lexxus should stick to making bad dancehall because his stint in front of the cameras always seem to lead him to court.
In Fridays’ Jamaica Gleaner, Mr Lexxus reveals that he walked as a model at Caribbean Fashion Rock in Manhattan last month wearing pieces from a clothing line called RepJamaica. During the event, Kingsley Cooper from Pulse received a Legend award for his contribution to the development of Caribbean fashion. He revealed he was down to be at another fashion event that he described as Brooklyn’s biggest fashion expo, last night (Sunday) in Manhattan.
He says RepJamaica and Yard Rock are among several clothing lines that have expressed an interest in him wearing their clothing.
“I have more designers wanting me to wear their clothes than producers who want me to voice for them,” he said, clearly pleased at the positive turn his life and career have taken.
(end of Jamaica Gleaner Clipping)
so I guess if it keeps going this way, we’ll soon be saying “Super Model You Betta Work” cause apparently the music producers aren’t giving him any. Sorry Lexxus, but you are just not that great of a deejay. try modeling, it might fit you.
Then We Have the artist DingDong who was recently banned from performing in Trinidad.
He claimed that he never knew that he was on the list of Banned Artists in Trinidad and that the promoters booked him and promoted the show, without knowing he was banned – WOW. talk about a faux paus.
“On Friday night Ding Dong was unexpectedly denied entry upon arrival in the island. when he came here he was told he was on the list of artistes banned, which is a fact, but we the promoters didn’t know about it. I don’t understand this, he is not an artiste known for profanity or violence, he even promotes abstinence in school. Everybody knows Ding Dong is a fun artiste who does dance songs.”
According to Richmond, the event was being promoted on the Internet, on the radio, via flyers and in the national newspapers two months prior and they were not informed by the government that he would be unable to attend. A first class ticket he says was also booked for Ding Dong on Caribbean Airlines.
“This is a total shock and disappointment to the country. He’s one of the biggest things in the dancehall music in Trinidad right now, (and) the country was looking forward to seeing him,” he said. Richmond said Ding Dong, who is known for songs like Holiday and Party Cup, was also booked by them in May of last year and performed with no problems.
He added, “I’ve heard that a lot of Jamaican artistes are on the list and the government should tell us who is on the list so we, the promoters, know who not to take bookings from. There is a lot of money involved and being lost.”
Attempts were made to contact the Trinidadian Immigration services and the Minister of Security, but yielded no success.
What makes no sense is that they were able to book at ticket in First Class on the Airlines for him to bring him to Trinidad; and that wasn’t a problem. so how come he can fly but not perform Trinidad ? is this another example of the backlash caused by Jamaicas’ recent political troubles ?
Hmmmm inquiring minds want to know – and so does the promoter who is out $20.G’s.
WOW Digicel Hits Ten Year Mark as Sponsors of Reggae Sumfest – Large UP !
Reggae Sumfest 2010 will take place from July 18 to 24 in Catherine Hall, Montego Bay – a top flite line up is reportedly in place. we’ll announce performers as soon as they’re confirmed.
JA Star – Popular deejay Bounty Killer is sandwiched by Digicel’s Shelly-Ann Curran (left) and Janene Effs at the mobile giant’s booth at Reggae Sumfest last year. – File
Digicel has signed on as the official telecommunication sponsor for Reggae Sumfest for the 10th consecutive year. In what is gearing up to be a truly exciting season, Digicel has promised to deliver superior value and amazing offers to its over two million customers and Sumfest patrons.
“Reggae Sumfest is a staple in Jamaican entertainment and Digicel is excited about our 10th year of partnership with what is truly the greatest reggae showcase on earth, and this is a testament to Digicel’s commitment to supporting our culture and our heritage,” commented Shelly-Ann Curran, senior sponsorship manager at Digicel, about their involvement.
Reggae Sumfest 2010 will take place from July 18 to 24 in Catherine Hall, Montego Bay, and organisers have already confirmed some of the most talented local and international artistes to be on stage.
That’s A Wrap for This Weeks Entertainment Suss,
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