The organizers of the international reggae festival Raggamuffin were forced by the homosexual community to remove the “King Of The Dancehall”, Beenie Man, from its 2016 line-up.
Earlier this year, the homosexual community tried to ban numerous reggae acts from performing at a Canadian reggae festival. The artists they tried to have banned included: Wueem Ifrica, Capleton and I-Wayne.
This time the homosexuals tactic of hatred and grudge seems to have worked.
Beenie Man was removed following pressure from the New Zealand gay community.
Raggamuffin had included the Grammy Award-winning artiste after being assured that his past homophobic comments and lyrics had been retracted.
However, concerns were raised by popular New Zealand LGBT movement GayNZ forcing Raggamuffin organizers to seek clarity from the artist about his stance on homosexuality.
It is reported that they offered Beenie the opportunity to publicly state his support of the gay community and retract his past lyrics.
However, Raggamuffin spokesperson Brotha D (Danny Leaoasavaii) said Beenie Man failed to answer questions about his past lyrics and his current stance on the gay community.
“ … based on this, we have removed him from the line-up,” the spokesperson said.
“We took the concerns of the gay community very seriously and sought to address them with Beenie Man. Raggamuffin is a family festival and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender or sexuality.
After being made fully aware of his past comments and lyrics, and continued homophobic attitude the Raggamuffin team made the decision to remove him from the festival line-up,” Leaoasavaii further stated.
Beenie Man has been replaced by Jamaican reggae and reggae fusion artist Diana King.
The singer, whose chart-topping hits have included ‘Shy Guy’ and a cover version of Dione Warwick’s ‘I Say A Little Prayer’, is known as the first Jamaican artist to publicly come out as gay.
The homosexual community has continued to rage war on reggae artists, producers, promoters and the reggae community; which have severely damaged the Jamaican economy. The war the homosexuals are currently raging started over twenty years ago when dancehall music was ripe with anti-homosexual lyrics. Since then these lyrics have subsided to almost naught but the homosexuals have continued their relentless attack against the music.