DESPITE facing charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, dancehall deejay Skeng will appear at his weekend gigs in Trinidad And Tobago and Guyana, according to his attorney Christopher Townsend.
“Right now, he’s just anxious to get to Trinidad and perform for his fans. He’s only concerned about his fans. He’s not worried about anything else,” Townsend told the Jamaica Observer on Wednesday.
He disclosed that Skeng was scheduled to leave for his dates on May 25.
Skeng is headliner for Baderation alongside Shaneil Muir and Young Bredda, set for Friday in Guyana. He is booked to perform at the East Side Revival Return of Dancehall Festival at Ranch Setters in Valencia,Trinidad on Saturday as well as at Space Night Club in San Fernando on Sunday.
According to police reports, the 21-year-old deejay — whose given name is Kevaun Douglas — was involved in a confrontation with officials at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston at about 1:50 pm on Tuesday. During the incident, he was allegedly pepper sprayed by the police.
Skeng was granted bail in his own surety and is expected to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree on June 21, Townsend confirmed.
The attorney said his defence will be based on camera footage at the time of the incident.
“The good thing about it is that it was all captured on camera. It happened in an area that had a lot of security cameras, so at the appropriate time, we will ask to see that footage,” Townsend told the Jamaica Observer.
Skeng joins a list of entertainers who have had run-ins with the law in recent years. Beenie Man, Elephant Man, and Quada have appeared in court on various charges.
Jah Cure (in The Netherlands), Ninja Man, Laden, and Tommy Lee Sparta were all convicted on charges from attempted murder to illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.
Skeng is known for the hit single Protocol (with Tommy Lee Sparta), Heaven Passport (with Intence), Gunman Shift, London, and Street Cred.