Dancehall artiste Popcaan was arrested in Antigua earlier this week after an altercation with a police officer on stage.
The ‘Unruly Boss’ pleaded guilty to the charge of battery on police and obstructing a police officer. He was fined EC$1,000 (approximately J$45,409) on each count.
The ‘Ova Dweet’ deejay has been getting some support from dancehall stars including Veteran recording artiste Mr. Vegas.
“Oftentimes when an artiste is performing a fan may run on the stage,” Mr. Vegas said. “Sometimes we allow them to stay, sometimes we let the securities take them off. The artiste was just being nice to his fans.”
Buju Banton son and fellow dancehall producer Markus Myrie also voiced his support for Popcaan amidst the controversial arrest.
“I respect Popcaan and anyone who stands up for themselves or someone else if they are being mistreated or abused excessively by lawmen or anyone at all for that matter,” Myrie said.
Dancehall fans across the globe have also been voicing their support for the deejay on social media.