In case missed U it - Tired of the disrespect


| Tuesday, November 06, 2012 |

Dancehall veteran Ninjaman, whose real name is Desmond Ballentine, has declared that he will never again perform at the popular one-night stage show, Sting.

The entertainer says that his decision is as a result of the level of disrespect he constantly received from the promoter of the stage show, Isaiah Laing.

Similarly, Alliance leader Bounty Killer as expressed that he will not participate in this year's staging because he too was disrespected.

However, every story has two sides and Laing in an effort to set the record straight told his version. It was reported that Ninjaman was not booked for the show this year hence he could not have been paid.

He went on to say that though Bounty Killer is scheduled to perform, he is not sure if he will as it is said that he "dissed" the artiste.

Laing, however, states it was not his intention to be disrespectful as his claim was misinterpreted.

Five more years?

It was alleged that reggae artiste Buju Banton's new attorney made an appeal to a federal judge in Tampa, Florida to reconsider the 10-year prison sentence the artiste is currently serving prior to his conviction on drug possession.

Meanwhile, Buju may face an additional five years to his 10-year jail time. The news came after reports that Buju is set to appear in court for a re-sentencing on a gun possession charge. The artiste was convicted of the firearms charge earlier in February, but it was thrown out by the trial judge.

Not for the average fan

The pop sensation from Barbados is set to début her seventh album titled Unapologetic in standard edition today.

However, super fans should look out for the 'Diamonds Deluxe Edition Box', which will be available on November 19 for US$79. The package will consist of collectables such as laptop stickers a "limited-edition genuine, conflict-free diamond bracelet" with a black leather band and a brass disc with a one point diamond packaged in a signature 'R' logo card.

But what makes this album extra special is the limited-edition 'Diamonds Executive Platinum Box' set to hit market on December 11, 2012 attracting a cost of US$250.

Described as "not for the average fan", this edition hosts special features including an exclusive fan poster, a 40-page notebook with handwritten notes and lyrics, a deluxe version of the album with a 28-page photo and art booklet, a 20-minute DVD with unreleased footage and a clip from the Loud Tour.

— Monique Clarke



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