It is only fitting that these two men should bless the fans of Jamaican music by doing a song together.
There has been a lot of silly talk by some very silly people that Buju Banton should not do a song with Dalton Harris because the X Factor 2018 winner is gay. Now, Harris has never said he was gay, in fact, he unequivocally denied the rumor in a tape he released right aft the allegations were made. The allegations started as a result of a photo that was released of Harris sitting in the lap of another male contestant on the X Factor.
As Jamaicans and dancehall fans, this story has played out before and it came to very sad ending with the passing of Frankie Paul. Like Harris, Paul was accused of being a homosexual and even though he denied it, the label stuck with him until his death. Paul was placed in a box the same way people are trying to put Harris into a box. Many Jamaican artistes including Beenie Man and Capleton refused to collaborate on a song with Paul and made it known publicly. The hypocrisy and humor the whole situation was that Beenie Man sung lyrics about not working with Frankie Paul just a year after he was on national television hugging transvestite RuPual while dressed in clothes that were made by the late homosexual designer, Versace. So many artistes brag about shunning homosexuals but they pick and choose which homosexuals they shun.
Jamaicans should learn from the past and do not do to Dalton Harris what was done to Frankie Paul. Paul was one of the best voices Jamaica ever had and Harris is probably the best voice right now. If Harris ends up being treated like Frankie Paul was, it would not only reflect poorly on the Jamaican music fraternity but it would be a downright shame and disgrace.
Hopefully Buju Banton will not be like Capleton and Beenie Man was to Frankie Paul and a song with Harris is already in the making.