Entertainment

Dread and Terrible lie

BY CECELIA CAMPBELL-LIVINGSTON Observer reporter livingstonc@jamaicaobserver.com

Wednesday, April 16, 2014    

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ANTONIE Missir — producer of Chronixx's Dread and Terrible Tour French leg -- is dismissing rumours that the artiste was assaulted by security guards at La Cigale in Paris on Sunday, April 6.

"I guarantee that there is no truth to the story," said Missir, in an email response to the Jamaica Observer yesterday.

According to the producer, Chronixx and his team were on stage when a minor incident happened backstage between a security guard and an unauthorised person.

"Chronixx and crew behaved very professionally and didn't clash with any security [personnel]. Nobody got injured, there were no weapons, no police," he said, adding that there are no longer any chateauxs in Paris.

Missir said the event was a success and saw great performances from Chronixx as well as Dre Island, Kelissa, Barrington Levy, Cham and Patrice.

According to a Platinum Camp email release, Chronixx and his party refused to wear the armbands and proceeded to rough up the security guards.

"After his performance, a group of guards with high-powered weapons and baseball bats were waiting in the wings for them. It was reported that the beating that Chronixx and his posse suffered was horrendous, they ran for their lives and sought refuge in a chateau. The occupants of the chateau hid them and had to call for the French authorities in order to save them," the release continued.

Chronixx Music Group, managers and booking agents for Chronixx dismissed the alleged altercation between the artiste's team and security providers.

"There was also no incident involving Chronixx or any member of his team where anyone was beaten, nor was there any incident involving security personnel with high- powered weapons and baseball bats. The Dread & Terrible Tour has continued with successful performances by Chronixx, Dre Island and Kelissa in various cities around Europe every night since the April 6 date in Paris. There are four more dates remaining before the tour ends on April 20," the entertainer's management team release read.

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