LATEST: R+B star Jamelia is reeling after England's deadly Burger Bar Boys
gang released a film of her seemingly promoting gun violence - just four months
after her brother was jailed for shooting a man dead.
The THANK YOU beauty recently revealed her violent sibling TUMBI 'MUSCLES'
BECKFORD, 21, was jailed in December (04) for gunning down a teenage male in a
vengeance raid in 2003.
And now the Birmingham gang - which was also involved in the shooting -
have released a video on the internet to showcase their claimed status as R+B
producers, which features footage of Jamelia surrounded by members of the
Burger Bar Boys at
London's prestigious Brit Awards in February (05).
In the clip, Jamelia makes a gun gesture and shouts "Pop, pop, pop. Big up
the Blood Brothers" - a reference to a new gang formed by her brothers,
according to British newspaper THE DAILY MIRROR.
But Jamelia is reportedly urging websites to stop screening the film, and
insists her controversial hand movement represented a hip-hop gesture not a
firearm, and that the "Pop, pop, pop" is the sound of a bass drum, not
A source at her EMI record label says, "Jamelia was devastated when she
heard she was being linked to guns. After all she has been through, she does
not need this to happen to her.
"She has been extremely worried about the repercussions of this ridiculous
story. She asked someone to track down the film, and when we looked at it we
saw the truth. We are happy to put the record straight."