Alkaline is set to be interviewed by cops later this week regarding the guns used in his controversial ‘After All’ video.
According to the head of the Criminal Investigation Branch, CIB, Assistant Commissioner of Police Ealon Powell Dancehall artist Alkaline is set to be questioned in relation his controversial “After All” music video, which depicted graphic violence and questionable guns.
Cops say they have already interviewed two actors, who were seen carrying high powered weapons in the video, as well as the producer of the music video, and are now waiting to interview the vendetta deejay later this week.
An investigation was launched into the music video after its gun touting imagery and a the appearance of several police personnel and vehicles were spotted in the controversial footage.
However, reports indicate that the vendetta deejay and his team are remaining calm despite police scrutiny. The entertainer’s video director, Jay Will, recently released a statement ensuring that the guns used in the video are simply props and no actual weapons were used during filming.
“All the weapons portrayed in the short film entitled “After All” were film-props. Plastic replicas and a rented imitation police uniform as commonly used in plays and theatre productions island wide. However due to the current reactions to the film by the police force. Jay Will Films would like to extend an apology to the Jamaica Constabulary Force and particularly female police officers who may have taken offence to the short film. This film was not created or conceptualized to offend anyone or did we mean any ill intent. We were simply expressing a fictional depiction of a corrupt police officer in a corrupt situation [Just an artistic expression]. We honor and respect our police officers for making our families and our children safe day to day and by no means mean any disrespect to the honest and hard working police women and men on the force. We are content creators and we do have a responsibility to depict realistic situations but at the same time, it’s our duty to paint a positive picture on our country when we can, so with that said I would just like to apologize to anyone who may have been offended by our film please don’t take it so literal it’s just art.”