It seems that although Jamaican fans adore Usain St Leo Bolt for being king of sprints when it comes on to his personal taste in artistes then that’s another thing.
The sprint superstar came up against the ire of dancehall lovers when he “dropped some money” for a selector to ignore Alkaline and play his favourite artiste Vybz Kartel Gaza songs.
Social media is still lighting up with comments from Alkaline supporters as they warn Bolt to leave his music alone.
This all unfolded at last week’s staging of Uptown Mondayz where Bolt showed his support for the Gaza group when he took the microphone and led his own set at the session.
The popular athlete instructed the party selectors to play only songs from the Gaza boss, Vybz Kartel, and after they hesitated a bit, he proceeded to issue $1,000 notes to help persuade them.
“A weh yuh wah mi do, pay yuh?” he said before throwing the notes on top the turntables. The selectors then gave in to Bolt’s request, playing a number of Kartel’s songs, including Which League to which Bolt sang along.
However, it is not as bad as it sounds as Riddim Don understands that others were at the session also dropping money to hear the songs of their choice too.
So how about giving the yute a break!