Reggae crooner Jah Cure is lambasting the security of the Atlantis Paradise Island hotel in The Bahamas where an altercation he is being linked to took place.
In an Instagram post, Jah Cure said “Atlanis, remember you owe me some money because I’m doing your work,” he said, declaring that the hotel’s security be charged for negligence. In the post, the singer said he wasn’t in the fight as is being alleged, but was “trying to part a fight between two Bahamians. One of them was crazily drunk and acting stupid.” Jah Cure’s post came after a video clip that has since gone viral appears to show him involved in a violent scuffle that left a man lying unconscious in a doorway. The video has been screenshot and circulated in memes, to the delight of social media users. Jah Cure attempted to clear the air.
“It’s time for some real truth now. You see the passa passa which circulate pon the Internet, that’s dirt,” he said in the Instagram post. “Nothing but some dirt. And if it was truthful dirt, maybe I wouldn’t be on the Internet right now explaining to you. I would just run away from it,” he said. “But I know it’s crap. None of it is true.” Jah Cure did not elaborate how social media deduced that he is the man who appeared to be knocked unconscious.
“I didn’t get beat up. I wasn’t in a fight,” he said. Media and entertainment consultant Clyde McKenzie told THE STAR that even if Jah Cure was indeed involved in a fight, the impact of such an incident would be minimal.
“I’m not sure it will have any lasting damage on his reputation. Dancehall acts who are more disposed to fisticuffs, they would have survived incidents where they might get in a fight,” he said. “I don’t see much damage being done. If he was knocked out, my hope is that he sought medical attention. These things can have long-term effect. By way of reputational damage, I don’t see much of that.”
He added: “I don’t think people would really regard him as a boxer. He’s a great singer, and that’s what people like most about him. That’s what most people would be concerned about. The talk will always be there, but isn’t something that will last a long time. What is going to be of most consideration is the quality of his voice and the quality of his music.”