Dancehall artiste Beenie Man who was booked to perform a Best of The Best recently in Miami was denied entry to the United States.
According to the promoter of the event, Jabba, Beenie Man was paid his deposit, however, he called on the day of the event to say he was denied entry to the US.
“I am sorry to the fans, it was beyond our control and Beenie Man’s control. Beenie Man is a favourite on Best of the Best and he had received his deposit. It’s just one of those unfortunate situations,” he said
According to Jabba, managers of local artistes should work overtime to ensure that their artistes are in possession of visas. He also pointed out that poor management has been plaguing the Caribbean music industry, while American artistes are able to commit crimes, serve time and are still able to travel.
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