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Vybz Kartel - "We have to respect the decision of the Prime Minister"

vybz_kartel_barbados.jpgFollowing weeks of public debate and high profile media coverage, Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson announced yesterday that the Vybz Kartel/Mavado unity concert - scheduled for tomorrow - has been officially canceled.

PM Thompson is quoted in the Barbados Advocate as saying: "...I am happy to announce that in deference to the expressed wishes and the anxieties of a wide cross section of Barbadians, that the organizers of the Vybz Kartel/Mavado show and the Youth Forum have agreed to the revamping of initiatives resulting in the cancellation of this weekend's activities."

Dancehall Deejay Vybz Kartel offers the following statement:

"It is very unfortunate that the government in Barbados would cancel a show with two of the most influential Dancehall artists, especially a show promoting peace and unity amongst school children who take the whole Gaza/Gully phenomenon out of proportion. But we have to respect the decision of the Prime Minister -- ultimately he has the well being of the nation at the center of his agenda. I am saddened that we could not perform for our anxious Barbadian fans who would have turned out in the thousands for this historic event."

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Comments (23)

 

Posted by Billy | March 28, 2010 11:04 AM

Every show weh Kartel deh pon fi terminate nuh bady nuh need fi see him , neither Kartel nor his muzik is uplifting it is dragging the youths down the gutter and dividing the society.



Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2010 12:19 PM

lol...A good, Kartel is a disgrace



thoughtful:
Posted by thoughtful | March 28, 2010 2:16 PM

". . .especially a show promoting peace and unity amongst school children who take the whole Gaza/Gully phenomenon out of proportion" - enough said...that statement alone is evidence that children are influenced by the music and it is just now that we are trying to take measures to curb the issue. kartel is clearly indirectly admitting fault. they should have thought about this beforehand.i don't blame the government.



susan:
Posted by susan | March 28, 2010 2:34 PM

hold the faith kartel cause they are does doing worst than u on the outside today for u but they day shall come remember wat in the dark must come out in the light gaza me say and nah stop say kartel to the world



jamaica:
Posted by jamaica | March 28, 2010 3:58 PM

I AM SO HAPPY THE BARBADOS GOVERNMENT STOP THEM FROM COMING TO THEIR COUNTRY. THESE GUYS ARE BAD INFLUENCE TO THE YOUTHS.
NEXT THING HE COME TO BARBADOS AND BOW UP A YOUNG GIRL AND POST IT ON THE INTERNET.!!!!!!!



Alvaroe:
Posted by Alvaroe | March 28, 2010 4:19 PM

any body nuh rate the teacher go such them mother, the teacher is the boss, vybz kartel see good over the evil people.



Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2010 7:32 PM

gaza mi seh



so what:
Posted by so what | March 28, 2010 9:44 PM

am very happy they cancel the show, grow the f**k up and get some morals, your out of control dude get a life. i hope all the islands and country take a stand against you. you are not promoting nothing but vulganisim and scandalous behavior towards women. you beat, sexual harass and intimidates all your associates. u have talent, i will give you that but you have no self control or respect for anyone or yourself. your a scum and need to be flushed.gosh you could have gone along way but you screwing yourself so deeper in the a*s you dont even realize it. you think your the man because you abuse and control a few little under privilege youths around you, you aint shit kartel, youre a coward and a selfish bastard. try dealing with some intelligent exposed youths and see the difference. sad sad little boy you are.



TRELAWNYMAN:
Posted by TRELAWNYMAN | March 29, 2010 4:17 PM

Much respect to the Prime Minister of Barbados for standing up for his people and country just imagine if our Jamaican politicians were honest and did not have to answer to these so called dons imagine how irie Jamaica would be



Posted by juicee | March 29, 2010 4:36 PM

Kartel is a good artiste, but one ting him deal wid too much sex ting, he really needs to tone it down, because all these little children, they all are singing ramping shop, poor ting dem, so innocent, so Mr. Kartel needs to do better, clean up u lyrics them, make them CLEAN!!



Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2010 5:19 PM

damn kartel you have all these hater hating on you dem always have something 2 say wen you ah try do positive thing...gaza mi say



Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2010 8:22 PM

its funny everyone says kartel ah fool n noone should listen to his music cause hes bringing down the youths. how? in What Way? every artist puts out the same music as kartel they all talk bout guns,sex,killings, so what makes kartel different? Cause he has pictures of girls sackin his c*ck? no one can tell me that hes the only artist that allowas girls to sack his c*ck every male likes to get oral sex



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Posted by ??? | March 29, 2010 10:08 PM

f()ck a yuh, da yute yah a hold dung dancehall music, mi use to rate him but mi lose offa him....any body who a defend kartel at dis point in time is a lunatic, dis man has no respect for no one whatsoever dats y him naaw guh no weh...ADIVA PALMER YUH CAREER DEAD...



summabounce:
Posted by summabounce | March 29, 2010 10:44 PM

Fagtel serve u rite! Ur a disgrace to the dog race! Mi only sorry mavado couldn't perform alone! Mi use to se gaza but u sick mi stomach now! Vado is an impressive person,he shows williness to crub the music in a better format!
Ur a disappointment every tick of the clock! Go get a life and stop distroy decent ppl own!



Realshota:
Posted by Realshota | March 30, 2010 1:37 AM

It sad to read all these comments especially from my fellow Caribbean people. Vybz Kartel is an entertainer not a teacher, not a role modle, and surely not someone to look up to. All he does is Entertainer people through is music. Did anyone of unno go pon the gaza and see him a beat people? Look at all these hip hop artist who do the same thing n some of them is even worst, but people na fight them. This Barbados Prime Minister is a f**king idiot, this concert could of bring in so much money for the country and give some little business man little work to do but the fool fight it. I listen to Kartel music but him na teach me anything through is songs, All his music do is entertain mi. simple!!!



SWEET:
Posted by SWEET | March 30, 2010 8:52 AM

@So Wat yuh need fi guh do sum soul searching ah guh look a life yuh bl**dcl**t ediat yuh....if Kartel do good or bad unnu sit dung ah chat..unnu ah some dutty hypocrites..unnu come off ah di man r*ss back..mi naw stop sey GAZA.



jonny:
Posted by jonny | March 30, 2010 9:12 AM

kartel the world see you for the scum you are your evil empire fall down because of your devil heart, big up to the alliance cause dem a giant..



badda from a/town:
Posted by badda from a/town | March 30, 2010 11:11 AM

damn kartel you have all these hater hating on you dem always have something 2 say wen you ah try do positive thing...gaza mi say



to di wourl:
Posted by to di wourl | March 30, 2010 12:07 PM

yow pue haters on this against the gaza camp



marie:
Posted by marie | April 1, 2010 2:10 AM

if u guys ave noting better 2 say! shut u gub, i'm not a big kartel fan but i luv mi jamaican ppl, every were around the world u ave good & bad ppl. there r bigger celebrities who ave been expose in there personal life!!!!! well lets hope with all the stick kartel is gettin he learn his lesson & help 2 make ja a better place.



so what:
Posted by so what | April 1, 2010 9:32 PM

@REALSHOTA,@MYSWEET,@MARIE...FiRST THING FIRST, THE FORIEGN ENTERTAINERS MAY DO SH*T BUT DONT YOU SEE HOW MANY OF THEM DOING TIME,F**K... EVEN MARTHA STEWART. EVEN SO THAT SURE AS HELL DONT MAKE IT RIGHT. 2 WRONGS DONT MAKE A RIGHT. KARTEL IS A PUBLLIC IMAGE SO LIKE IT OR NOt IF YOU AND YOUR KIDS TAKE THE TIME OUT TO LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC THEN HE HAS THE OBLIGATION TO MAKE SURE ITS A BIT CLEAN, HOWEVER, I DONT REALLY CARE ABOUT THAT SO MUCH BUT IT PISSES ME OFF TO SEE SOME UNDER PRIVILEGE WANNA BE AS KARTEL ACTING LIKE HE IS SOMEBODY'S GAAD. LAST BUT NOT LEAST, IF YOU DONT STAND FOR SOMETHING AS A COUNTRY YOU FALL FOR ANYTHING AND NOT BCUZ WE AE NOT AGREEING WITH THIS GUY BULLSH*T, IT DOESNT MEAN WE HATE HIM...HE IS STILL OUR JAMAICAN BROTHER BUT WE HAVE TO TAKE A STAND WHEN ITS DUE.ITS CALL "INTERVENTION"



Oral Morgan:
Posted by Oral Morgan | April 30, 2010 5:06 PM

who gives a f**k i want fi sack mi b*tch fassy now



realrastaman:
Posted by realrastaman | May 24, 2010 4:52 AM

Finally, somebody takes some action against this nonsense. Either release some wicked music people can dance to or something people can benefit from.

Talk about the drink you drink, the guns you fire... it's like the foolishness they've been talking about in the US since the year 2000.

Reggae and Dancehall has a great history and it shouldn't be ruined by a group of egotistical fools trying to sell records.



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