Latest Sizzla News

Sizzla Axes Tour Over Visa Issue

19th November 2013

Controversial reggae star Sizzla has called off his planned U.S. tour after he failed to obtain a work visa.The Jamaican musician was due to kick off a series of American dates on 21 November (13),...

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Elephant Man And Sizzla Pull Toronto Concerts After Local Outrage

2nd October 2007

Reggae stars ELEPHANT MAN and SIZZLA have been forced to cancel two concerts in Toronto, Canada, after locals protested against their homophobic lyrics. Elephant Man was due to play at Kool Haus on Friday (05Oct07),...

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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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Electra Seeks A New Prince

13th April 2006

Former BAYWATCH star CARMEN ELECTRA despairs she may never find a producer as good as PRINCE to resurrect her recording career. The PURPLE RAIN star produced Electra's eponymous debut album, and the busty beauty has...

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French Sizzla Concert Cancelled Over Gay Concerns

29th June 2005

The GARRANCE REGGAE FESTIVAL in Paris has been cancelled after of a flood of complaints about singer SIZZLA's anti-gay lyrics. The festival, which was due to take place on Saturday (02JUL05), was called off...

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Wyclef Plans A Duet With Whitney

19th May 2005

FUGEES star WYCLEF JEAN is hoping to score a duet with troubled WHITNEY HOUSTON on his new album. The Haitian hip-hop star has written new tune APOLOGIZE with Houston in mind, and he hopes...

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Sizzla Set Free

23rd March 2005

Reggae star SIZZLA was released by Jamaican police on Monday (21MAR05) following his arrest for suspected involvement in inciting violence and gun-running. The THANK YOU MAMA singer was among 33 people retained in custody...

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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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Sizzla Jailed For Swearing

3rd February 2005

Reggae singer SIZZLA has been jailed in Jamaica for repeatedly swearing during a concert. The BABYLON COWBOY hitmaker, 28, was sentenced to 15 days in prison after a profanity-laden performance in St Thomas last...

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Sizzla Won't Apologise For Homophobic Lyrics

25th November 2004

Controversial reggae artist SIZZLA is refusing to apologise for his homophobic lyrics that led to the cancellation of a British tour. Sizzla is one of eight artists whose songs are being examined by UK...

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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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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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