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Dancehall Star Beenie Man Apologises For Anti-gay Songs

20th May 2012

Jamaican reggae star Beenie Man has issued a heartfelt public apology to the gay community for violent and homophobic lyrics featured in his music and begged for their forgiveness, insisting he was just "a kid"...

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Reggae Producer Shot And Killed

18th August 2011

A reggae producer who gave Sean Paul and Beenie Man their big breaks has been shot dead in Jamaica.Joel Chin was killed outside his home in Stony Hill on Tuesday (16Aug11). He was 35. The...

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Pepsi's Regret Over Beenie Man Gig

11th December 2009

Bosses at PepsiCo have blasted BEENIE MAN after he allegedly performed songs with anti-gay lyrics at a concert sponsored by the drinks giant.The Jamaican reggae star came under fire after performing his track Mi Nah...

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Double Mobo Glory For Estelle And Leona Lewis

16th October 2008

British stars Estelle and Leona Lewis have each claimed two prizes at the Music of Black Origin (Mobo) awards in London.While the American Boy singer was at the Wembley Arena show to collect her best...

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Beenie Man Cleared Of Tax Evasion

1st October 2008

A judge has cleared reggae star BEENIE MAN of tax-evasion charges in his native Jamaica. The Grammy-winner, real name Anthony Moses Davis, was accused by Jamaican authorities of owing the government nearly $1 million (GBP580,000)...

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Beenie Man Released On Bail

30th October 2007

Reggae star BEENIE MAN has been freed on bail by a judge in his native Jamaica after appearing in court on charges of tax evasion. An arrest warrant was issued for Beenie Man - real...

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Beenie Man Is A Wanted Man

24th October 2007

An arrest warrant has been issued for reggae star BEENIE MAN after he failed to turn up in court to answer tax evasion charges. The singer - real name Anthony Moses Davis - was scheduled...

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Beenie Man Denies Agreeing To Scrap Anti-gay Lyrics

7th August 2007

Reggae star BEENIE MAN has denied reports he signed an agreement vowing to stop using homophobic lyrics. The artist was claimed to have added his name to the Reggae Compassionate Act, a new drive to...

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Reggae Stars Sign Up To 'Gay Rights' Act

13th June 2007

Reggae stars BEENIE MAN, SIZZLA and CAPLETON have vowed to refrain from writing anti-gay lyrics after signing a historic agreement to renounce homophobia. The artists, who have faced criticism in the past for penning controversial...

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Beenie Man Defends Homophobic Lyrics

23rd October 2006

Dancehall star BEENIE MAN has hit out at critics who accuse him of homophobia, insisting Jamaican culture is far less prejudiced than in Israel. The HEADS HIGH hitmaker - born ANTHONY MOSES DAVIS - has...

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Reggae Star's Gig Abandoned Over Homophobic Fears

22nd September 2006

A performance by controversial reggae star BUJU BANTON has been cancelled in America over fears his homophobic lyrics will spark violence. Banton, who glorifies gun crime against gays, was scheduled to play the Highland nightclub,...

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New York Reggae Concert Cancelled After Gay Protests

13th July 2006

The organisers of a proposed HIV/AIDS awareness concert in New York City have scrapped the show following protests from outraged gay groups, who discovered Jamaican artists BEENIE MAN and TOK had signed up to appear....

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Beenie Man Tour Cancelled

18th March 2005

Controversial rapper BEENIE MAN has cancelled his forthcoming UK tour, amid pressure from gay rights groups who oppose his homophobic lyrics. The Jamaican star was due to perform five gigs, but four have been...

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Reggae Industry To Ban Homophobia

8th February 2005

The Jamaican reggae industry will refuse to release records or stage concerts featuring homophobic content after striking a deal with gay rights campaigners. In return for the concession, gay rights groups represented by the...

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British Minister Speaks Out Against 'Homophobic' Reggae Stars

22nd November 2004

Reggae artists SIZZLA KALONJI and BUJU BANTON will be singled out by the British International Development Minister at a Caribbean conference aimed at combating homophobia in music. While MP GARETH THOMAS believes free speech...

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Sizzla Gigs Cancelled

3rd November 2004

Controversial reggae star SIZZLA has cancelled two concerts in Britain, after a police investigation was launched into his homophobic lyrics. Sizzla is one of eight artists whose songs are being examined by officers, after...

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Police Investigate Reggae Acts After Gay Killing

2nd November 2004

Reggae stars including BEENIE MAN and ELEPHANT MAN are being investigated by British police who fear their anti-gay lyrics have incited the homophobic killing of a man in London. Scotland Yard's Racial and Violent...

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Usher And Keys Up For Vibe Awards

27th October 2004

American R+B singer USHER is up for five gongs at this year's (04) VIBE AWARDS - ahead of his duet partner ALICIA KEYS who has been nominated in four categories. The YEAH! star will...

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Jackson Embarrassed By Beenie Man Collaboration

5th October 2004

JANET JACKSON has apologised to gay fans for performing a duet with reggae star BEENIE MAN, insisting she never would have recorded with him if she knew he was homophobic. The dancehall star is...

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Reggae Festival Axed

31st August 2004

A British reggae festival has been cancelled after complaints about performers' homophobic lyrics. Acts SIZZLA and VYBZ KARTEL were scheduled to perform at REGGAE IN THE PARK this weekend (4-5SEP04). Organisers were last...

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Diddy And Usher Feud Over Big Boat

27th August 2004

SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS and fellow hip-hop superstar USHER are locked in a furious row over who will have the biggest boat at this weekend's (29AUG04) MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS. Combs is keen to...

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Mtv Ban Rap Star For Homophobic Lyrics

26th August 2004

Reggae star BEENIE MAN has been banned from performing at an MTV concert after organisers learned gay activists were planning a protest over the singer's lyrics. The BACK TO BASICS artist, who recently issued...

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Beenie Man Faces Prosecution

17th August 2004

LATEST: Jamaican rapper BEENIE MAN is facing criminal charges in Britain for lyrics which allegedly incite violence against homosexuals. Police, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and lawyers are due to meet to discuss whether...

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Beenie Man Apologises For 'Homophobic' Lyrics

3rd August 2004

Controversial rapper BEENIE MAN has issued a statement offering his "sincerest apologies" for the "homophobic" lyrics in some of his songs. The KING OF THE DANCEHALL star has infuriated gay rights groups by writing...

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Beenie Man Banned From Performing In London

25th June 2004

Police banned Jamaican reggae star BEENIE MAN from performing in London last night (24JUN04) after complaints about his homophobic lyrics. The musician - whose songs include references to murdering gay men and women...

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Hundreds Mourn Reggae Legend Dodd

25th May 2004

Hundreds of mourners flocked to the funeral of legendary reggae producer CLEMENT 'SIR COXSONE' DODD in Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday (22MAY04). Fans, musicians and political leaders, including SHAGGY, BEENIE MAN and former Prime Minister...

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Beenie Man On The Mend After Crash

24th March 2004

Reggae dancehall star BEENIE MAN has almost fully recovered from his near-fatal car accident in his native Jamaica. The DUDE hitmaker's punctured lungs are healing, and the cut that split open the side of...

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Beenie Man Returns For Valentine's Day Show

30th January 2004

LATEST: Rapper BEENIE MAN is promising fans he'll be fit and well and ready to perform at a BOB MARLEY tribute festival on Valentine's Day (14FEB04) as he recovers from a car crash. The...

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Beenie Man In Car Accident

16th January 2004

Rapper BEENIE MAN is in hospital following a serious car accident in his native Jamaica. The SLAM MC, 30, was taking an early morning drive in his HUMMER 4X4 when the vehicle flipped over,...

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Gay Rights Activists In Fury Over Homophobic Lyrics

19th September 2003

Gay rights campaigners are demanding reggae artists BEENIE MAN and ELEPHANT MAN be withdrawn from Britain's MUSIC OF BLACK ORIGIN (MOBO) awards, claiming their lyrics incite violence against homosexuals. Angry activist PETER TATCHELL...

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