Written by: Nekisha Cyrus
Well-known Bajan soca stars Peter Ram and Lil Rick are amongst a list of artistes who have been called out publicly by the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley for their involvement in a controversial music video that began circulating online recently.
The controversial ‘Trojan Riddim Music video’ mix which features the following (10) artistes- Lil Rick, Peter Ram, Mole, Screwface, Mallis, Lead Pipe, Brutal Crankstar, Chiief Diin, SK and Quan De Artist; was produced by Dwain ‘Dwaingerous’ Antrobus of BassInk. The 16-minute music video for the riddim first caught public scorn after retired Voice of Barbados talkshow host and moderator of Down to Brass Tacks, David Ellis spoke about it on Monday.
The Prime Minister also made a public statement concerning the video expressing her personal disappointment in the video that she considers to be glorifying gun violence. She also urges the persons involved to have the video removed while requesting a public apology be made to the people of Barbados (see full video below).
“It was never my intention to offend anyone so as one of Barbados’ top entertainers, I deeply apologize to all my fans and friends and all the little kids who look up to me….”
Though the backlash on the video is evident, some fans have also voiced their opinions stating that the artistes did nothing wrong and should not be forced to apologize for their simple expressing their creativity. Some even went as far as to compare the lyrics to that of dancehall music which has been glorified in our culture. We at Caribbean Entertainment Hub would like to hear your views on the issue.
Do you agree or disagree that the artistes featured on this riddim are promoting gun violence?
Did you agree or disagree with the Prime Minister’s request for an apology and the removal of the video?
Comment below and let us know your thoughts!
Sources include: https://www.nationnews.com, https://izzso.com, https://tt.loopnews.com, Artistes social media platforms
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