On June 21, 2022, Dancehall artiste Skeng, born kevaun Douglas, pleads not guilty in regards to the charges levelled against him in response to an altercation between the entertainer and the security guards at the Norman Manley International Airport.
The 21 year-old ‘Protocol’ hit DJ was charged with obstructing police, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest following the incident. This was due to the fact that Skeng was trying to board a plane at the airport with a tube of bleaching cream that he was not in any haste to part with. The guard instructed the DJ to relocate the item to his carry-on which sparked resistance and an argument ensued.
An airport worker addressed the issue via a voicenote by stating that Skeng was not allowed to take the item onto the flight and had to be controlled by law enforcement.
According to Skeng, he is not guilty of any of the charges mentioned, and his attorney, Kaysian Kennedy-Sherman, agrees with his plea. Kennedy-Sherman would also like for all evidence available at the disposal of the prosecution to be disclosed at the hearing as the court had heard that video of the incident had been captured.
As a result of the incident, Skeng was late for the flight to Trinidad and Tobago where he was scheduled to perform at the ‘Revival: The Return of Dancehall’ event which many of his fans were worried he could not attend.
The matter is slated to be continued on the 8th of September.