Dancehall fans are very protective of the culture and the Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness found that out this week.
During a political meeting at the Rusea’s High School in Lucea, Hanover, last weekend, Holness says that daggering in dancehall is not only unacceptable but is to blame for violence on the island. “The guys who are doing this daggering dance, they are creative, but, they need to understand that what they are projecting into the minds of our children is that violence is acceptable,” the PM said.
That statement is not sitting well with some dancehall fans and some entertainment personalities in Jamaica including the often outspoken DJ Rush who pretty much told Andrew Holness to focus on fixing the economy and leave dancehall alone. “Fix the lack of jobs, debt to GDP ratio, crime, the fact that police are quitting more than joining,” Rush said. “Fix the economy and stop try fix music.”
Some dancehall fans on social media weigh in calling the PM comments out of touch while others defended him saying that dancehall is among the root causes of crime in Jamaica. Leave your comments below.
Side note, Andrew Holness was a fan of Vybz Kartel music and even named the incarcerated deejay as one of the best lyricist in dancehall.