Dancehall artiste Bayka’s debut performance on the Reggae Sumfest stage was marred last night, as the young deejay was detained by police after repeatedly using expletives, though he was warned not to.
Night one of the Reggae Sumfest music festival kicked off on Friday night, with several on-the-rise artistes, such as Mobster deejay Bayka, taking to the stage at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre. Bayka, born Ronaldo Billings, was informed by the event’s MC, Pretty Boy Floyd, that the police had stated that he should not proceed with any further expletives in his performance.
Bayka reportedly expressed no bitterness towards the news, stating, “Respect to all police officers.” However, more profanity was used by the artiste, and his performance was cut shortly before its scheduled end.
Bayka was then detained and escorted by officers to the police post at the venue. Pretty Boy Floyd, who was booed after Bayka’s removal, warned upcoming performers that there would be consequences if the rules were not followed.
According to the MC, the police had been lenient, and Bayka would not be sent to the Montego Bay lock-up, but the entertainer is required to report to the police on Monday.
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