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Veteran Reggae artist Lutan Fyah

Jamaican Reggae music show cancelled due to alleged anti-gay lyrics

May 08, 2011

Veteran Reggae artist, Lutan Fyah, has come under scrutiny since allegedly performing anti-gay lyrics at this past Sunday’s Western Consciousness show in Westmoreland, Jamaica. Known for singles such as “Save the Juvenile,” as well as “Woman of Principle,” Fyah reportedly sang a borage of anti-gay lyrics during his set at the Reggae show. However, the Jamaican Reggae artist claims that his lyrics were misunderstood.

Said Lutan Fyah, “Yuh always have some people inna the media weh seh me a bun out homosexuality but anuh suh it guh, mi a bun out the Catholic priests dem weh a molest the youth dem when dem guh a church.”

Furthermore, Lutan Fyah suggested that his “Save The Juvenile” single that caused the initial stir is aimed at calling out the Catholic priests who are accused of sexually abusing young boys. “Mi sing it di other day at Western Consciousness and mi see where the paper tek it an seh mi a bun out gays. Is not even something weh mi guh studio an record, is just a lyric weh mi jus guh di stage show dem an sing.”

As a result of said incident, Lutan Fyah has had an upcoming show cancelled. “Mi even lost a show because of the mix-up. The promoter read what dem write and was worrying that corporate sponsors would pull out and cancel di ting. Anuh like seh yuh see nuh bag a gay a run mi dung fi ban mi or nothing but mi want it fi stop before it even reach dem stage deh,” he stated.

Fyah insists he has no issues with homosexuals; leaving them to their own ways, saying, "Really an truly mi nuh business if a man waan have him boyfriend, but mi do lyrics offa the situation weh mi see wid the Catholic priests dem but di way how dem write it a like seh mi guh pon stage an bun out the people for no reason.”

Jamaican Reggae music show cancelled due to alleged anti-gay lyrics

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