Shaggy Rallys For Bounty & Beenie to get US Visa & Work Permit

Following the epic Verzuz battle between dancehall legends Bounty Killer and Beenie Man on Saturday night fellow artiste and reggae/dancehall superstar, Shaggy is advocating for both artistes to get back their visa so they can travel. The ‘Mr. Lover Lover’ hit-maker believes it is a shame that these two giants of the genre that can really put dancehall where it truly belongs are unable to travel to the US which is one of the biggest markets for dancehall.

The online battle between the two dancehall giants was covered by major online platforms such as Billboard, CNN, BET, VIBE, Revolt and many others. It also saw some of the biggest name celebrities in the international music industry joining it.

In a post made to his Instagram page, “it’s about time we rally and push the powers at be to free up these artist allow them traveling visas, work permits so they can travel freely to promote our culture and represent our brand, I’m calling on the Jamaican government, the U.S. Ambassador and the United States Embassy.” Shaggy stated

He went further to add that this will both be beneficial for our culture and our economy.

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As we celebrate the talents of these two legends @kingbeenieman and @grunggaadzilla and the dance hall culture which they represent, to the figure of over 500k streams last night on the verzuz platform, Instagram…we saw the likes of a Spotify, you tube, SiriusXM, Facebook,I heart media, Hot97,Applemusic,Pandora,revolt, Ciroc, tidal, plus countless stars and corporate entities, all on board to witness what was considered the best Verzuz yet!!! According to the organizers @therealswizzz and @timbaland. Fans world wide were greeted with a cultural experience of epic proportions as best as it could be delivered in these covid times. This was a boost to our spirits, our tourism, our economy, our music, and most importantly brand jamaica 🇯🇲 .. BUT LETS NOT FORGET!!!…,.that both of these artist, these two legends, these two ambassadors of our country our music, and our culture, STILL CONNOT TRAVEL!! It’s about time we rally and push the powers at be to free up these artist allow them traveling visas, work permits so they can travel freely to promote our culture and represent our brand, I’m calling on the Jamaican government, the U.S. Ambassador and the United States Embassy @usembassyja to atleast start having dialogue where this is concerned, I’m calling on the Hon. Olivier Babsy Grange @hon.olivigrange and the prime minister the Hon. Andrew Holness @andrewholnessjm to get involve, the culture needs it, the music needs it, the economy needs it, the country needs it the fans need it. Salute DANCE HALL🇯🇲!!

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