Bounty gets cross at cops
Bounty Killer

BOUNTY Killer was left cross and angry after members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force pulled the plug on the St Thomas Jerk Festival before he was able to take the stage.

The event — which was held on Sunday night, July 31 — saw the police arriving shortly after midnight to end to the show.

In a widely circulated video, Bounty Killer is seen being accosted by lawmen as he attempted to go on stage to address his hundreds of screaming fans.

Eventually, he made it on stage and implored the cops to be more considerate.

"Big up di people a St Thomas. Di people dem weh love wi. Wi nah disrespect di pattan, but Police, be considerate! Tomorrow is a public holiday! Don't try fight di people dem! Defend dem and support dem! Dat mi ah tell unuh up yah! Yuh si how di crime rate wicked inna Jamaica? Unuh fi mek wi work togedda. Stop gwaan like unuh waan be wi enemy!" he said, as the cheered railed in agreement.

"When unuh see di people dem a try sumn positive, support it. Dat mi tell unuh. Di last time unuh try lock mi up yah fi badwud, enuh. Unuh fi guh weh!" he said, before storming off the stage.

He has since deactivated his social media pages.

Opposition spokesperson on entertainment Senator Damion Crawford took to Twitter to label the move "unfair".

"Sumfest went until 9:00 am but St Thomas Jerk fest get lock off ... worst this is we live in a country that thinks this unfairness is OK," he said on Monday evening.

Bounty Killer, whose given name is Rodney Price, grew up in Seaview Gardens. A Grammy-nominated dancehall deejay, he is known for songs including Fed Up, Can't Believe My Eyes, and Book, Book Book.

Kediesha Perry

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