Sting promoter Isiah Laing stirred up a lot of controversy when he announced that he has issued a ban on Sizzla Kalonji and D’Angel following the 2013 staging of the show.
But now the veteran promoter is garnering a lot of support from other promoters in the industry including Reggae Sumfest promoter, Robert Russell.
“It’s disappointing when you expect the artistes to work to contribute to the better good of the event and they don’t,” Russell told the Gleaner in a recent interview. “They not only breach their contracts, but they create problems with the sponsors and they are the ones who are spending big money and sponsors are the biggest assets to promoters. Hate music is unnecessary and it doesn’t work well locally or internationally.”
Judging from the statement from Russell, Sizzla could be missing in action at Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay this summer.