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We don't need R Kelly

Wednesday, July 25, 2012    

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Dear Editor,

I really don't think Jamaica needs R Kelly. The first time he came here, he dropped his pants on stage. Big disrespect or should I say, no big thing!

Then last year he should have come for - I think it was the Jazz Festival - and he dropped out at the last minute. But guess what? Coco Tea substituted for him and did a fantastic job; there was much better crowd response than Kelly would have received.

Don't get me wrong. I think Kelly is extremely talented but seems to have too many issues. I wanted to see Shabba at Sumfest (who I hear brought down the house) more than him, but unfortunately, I could not get there Friday night, so had to settle for Saturday night when Kelly was the headliner.

Well, to begin with, he was almost an hour late and did not even have the decency to apologise properly. Very irresponsible and disrespectful. Then his 45-minute performance was no big thing - only a few of his many hits near the end. On the other hand, Junior Gong, Christopher Martin and Protoje were excellent all the way, and so was a new upcoming artiste called Concious. I am not at all chauvinistic so I don't mind listening to and watching foreign artistes at these events, but I think we have had enough of R Kelly.

Joan Williams

Kingston 10

gratestj@gmail.com

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