By Marc Parc
Internationally renowned Dancehall artiste, Moses "Beenie Man" Davis has gotten back his United States visa after being unable to travel to the country for the last 15 months.
The "Go Go Club" deejay was one of four prominent Dancehall artistes who had their visas cancelled by the United States Embassy in Kingston back in April 2010; including artistes such Mavado, Bounty Killer & Aidonia. The move, made for reasons unknown, severely damaged both earning potential and marketability of Dancehall artistes on an international scale given they could not travel to the States to build their brands.
However, Beenie Man was issued & collected a ten year visa to the United States this morning. In a statement released on Friday evening, Beenie Man expressed gratitude to the United States government & the U.S embassy in Jamaica for what he claimed was their renewed faith in him by allowing him the ability to once again travel to the United States. Beenie also expressed his commitment decency and family values as core factors of Jamaican Dancehall/Reggae music.
Beenie Man's retrieval of a U.S visa comes just over three weeks after the aforementioned Mavado had been issued his United States visa. Mavado has since travelled to New York in an effort to promote his new label, Mansion Records as well as conducting a series of interviews & press conferences. Beenie previously intimated in February that he was re-applying for a U.S visa given that he’s working on a new album and needs access to the United States to complete certain projects.