It would appear the affection Jamaicans have for American comedian/actor
Cedric 'The Entertainer' is mutual as, according to the popular television
personality, he is still revelling in an un-forgettable experience he had here
14 years ago.
"I had a trip down to Kingston - maybe it was 1995. Part of the trip
was that I was supposed to spend a couple of days in Negril," recalled
Cedric. "They were going to fly me over in a small plane, but something
went wrong, so I ended up driving over in a Jamaican cab. It was all fun 'cause
I got to drink Red Stripe beer and red rum and had a ball meeting and greeting
Cedric, who will be visiting Jamaica for the upcoming Caribbean Classic Golf
Invitational from June 24-28, which includes a comedy show, said he is looking
forward to more fun timesin Jamaica.
Poor and Boasy, who was accused of stabbing a man nine times, said he
will be turning himself in to the police.
Sources contacted the artiste yesterday, he said he would be making
no comments about the matter.
"Really and truly, right now mi lawyer seh no questioning, no comments
about the matter. Mi a carry miself in," said the artiste, whose real name
is Omar Johnson.
However, he was unwilling to state when or where he would turn himself in.
In an article
published in yesterday's Newspaper titled 'Police Want Poor
and Boasy', Lindon Clarke accused Poor a
nd Boasy of stabbing him nine times on
various sections of his body.
The incident was said to have occurred after a heated argument between the two
at an event in Aenon Town, Clarendon, last week Friday morning at about 1:00.
Clarke was hospitalised. After being released on Saturday, he reported the
matter to the Spaldings police. The police confirmed that a report was made and
that an effort was made to arrest Poor and Boasy later.
Dancehall artiste KipRich says the rumours surrounding a feud between himself and fellow artiste, Flippa Mafia, are false.
to KipRich: "I did a song at Shocking Vibes studio the other day and
some likkle man who love carry news gone and carry it the wrong way and
said I did a song that was directed at Flippa. If one next KipRich out
deh recording songs, mi ah go ask him fi stop."
Flippa Mafia was recently at odds with dancehall's cross and angry 'Warlord', Bounty Killer, because of the song, Unfinished House, a song that Flippa did. According to previous media reports, most thought the song was directed at Killer.
KipRich, whose correct name is Marlon Plunkett, is also an affilate
of the Alliance, said: "The person who carried back news to Flippa
obviously never know say me and Flippa grow together in Waterhouse, so
I would hear back. To show you how weird it is, the song not even name
yet, but I think I'm going to call it Chat Too Much.
A line from the chorus says 'dem chat too much, wha mek dem
cyaan mek a ting an' just clutch...' So I don't know if is that the
person hear and say 'yeah a muss Flippa dat a talk 'bout'. But a jus'
suh some people fool."
The artiste said after Flippa heard about the song, "He called
and asked me about the song and he told me what he heard and when it
came down to it, it was a different story reach him tru di Chinese
telephone ... You just have some people who hang roun' artiste and
carry news fi get a ting or get ratings more time, but there is no
animosity and there won't be any. Right now it's all about music and mi
naw slow down fi no foolishness."
KipRich returned to the island on Sunday following a
performance at the Atlanta-based nightclub, Club Intrigue, on Saturday
night. The show, which was called 'Nuh Behaviour', based on KipRich's
tag line, received overwhelming support from patrons, and also featured
artistes Bling Dawg, Flex and New York-based artiste Fats.
This Saturday, KipRich will be performing for, and mingling
with the staff of, the five-star resort hotel, Gran Bahia Principe in