Attn: NC-17/NSFW – W A R N I N G: Hip Hop Personality and Barbadian Calypsonian… Both express Remorse, but who’s really Sorry?

Peter Ram, one of Barbados’ better known entertainers throughout the Caribbean landed himself in hot water when he got rather homophobic in St Vincent, at least in the official sense, privately? Vincies are like Jamaicans when it comes to gays, his Manager (another Peter), Peter Boyce, in his Blog decided to get to the bottom of the matter –

Bear in mind there would be some shows that an entertainer would perform at where cursing would be accepted. Like in those dancehall brams and thing; For example: if you go to a strip club it would be expected and accepted that you would see people taking their clothes off, but you would not expect that to happen at a calypso finals.

So the issue is not that Peter Ram cursed, it is where he cursed. If he had been reading Boyce Voice he would not have made the mistake. The moral of this story is keep reading Boyce Voice. We will tell you when and where it is appropriate to light in people and curse their asses and when not too. Did I just curse? I am sorry!

At least Peter Ram was man enough to apologise; it takes a big Ram to say he is sorry. I just said I am sorry too so I am like real big!

On the anti gay comments, I think the problem was that Ram probably got his islands mixed up and thought he was in Jamaica. That?s what happens when you travel too much, so I will blame his management Santia Bradshaw. ?Santia why didn?t you tell Ram he was in St Vincent??

If you’ve finished laughing, Peter Boyce ain’t done yet, he implies the way mainstream media is heading, both Caribbean and Overseas… That it soon may be a crime to be heterosexual –

Now these days a performer is deemed controversial and a trouble maker because he has a song saying men should like women! You could imagine that? That?s what Peter Ram is saying is his popular 2006 tune ?Woman by My Side? when he uses the lyrics ?Man should not Lie with Man?. Ram has been causing controversy all over the place for singing those lyrics.

The fact is it is written in the Bible in Leviticus that ?man should not lie with man? and that?s about all there is to it. I think that means women should not lie with women either nor bite one another.

Now I will stop here and change my subject midstream and I will tell you why. I realize that Gay people are now powerful and you cannot say any thing they do not like, unless you are in Jamaica. Next thing yuh know Boyce Voice site would get pull down!

Here’s the original item from CBC News

Barbadian calypsonian Peter Ram was forced to apologise at a Soca Monarch competition in St. Vincent over the weekend after he used obscene language to criticize homosexuals.

Police and officials of the Carnival Development Corporation (CDC) forced the singer on stage to offer a public apology.

The CDC chairman Dennis Ambrose said they don?t condone that type of behaviour at shows whether it is local or foreign artistes.

Ambrose said that the incident involving Ram, whose tune “
I Need a Woman By My Side” is enjoying substantial air play was the only damper to what was a great weekend for Vincy Mas.

Ram is not the only entertainer recently apologising

I’m sorry for the hand that she was dealt
And for the embarrassment that she felt
She’s just a little young girl trying to have fun
But daddy should of never let her out that young

I’m sorry for Club Zen getting shut down
I hope they manage better next time around
How was I to know she was underage
In a 21 and older club they say

Why doesn’t anybody want to take blame
Verizon backed out disgracing my name
I’m just a singer trying to entertain
Because I love my fans I’ll take that blame

While for many it is clear the pastor’s daughter did not look underage (please note her navel jewellery before age of consent), you need to get past that fact and use it in conjunction with the other fact is she KNEW what she was getting into and look at the GLEE she had during the dry hump experience!

He allegedly expressed regret – especially after losing a potentially lucrative contract… Nevertheless, this is not the first time Akon has done questionable deeds, he was here in Barbados at the Boatyard about 2 years ago when he just burst on the scene with his version of Mr Lonely

Been all about the world ain’t neva met a girl that can take the things that you been through
Never thought the day would come where you would get up and run and I would be out chasing u
’cause aint nowhere in the globe I’d rather be, aint no-one in the club i’d rather see, then the girl of my dreams that made me
Be, so happy but now so lonely

Yup, folks, disgrace yourself for a flask of Hennessey! Cool, nuh? See all the cams out and about?

There is one area where Akon did NOT apologise…. when he threw a fan off of the stage –

At KFEST, staged annually by Fishkill-based WSPK (104.7 FM), known as K104, Akon had the fan plucked from the audience by security. The singer then hoisted the teen on his shoulders and hurled him back into the crowd.

According to a witness and video footage of the incident, Akon appeared to be responding to something that was thrown at him from the crowd.

A 26-year-old Delaware County woman, on whom the teen landed, said she suffered a concussion.

What is the point of this item? In my view, only tell fans your sorry if you mean it – not if you beg mercy and then only turn around and perform the same nonsense or worse, it’s called Hypocrisy…

Leave it for politicians the world over – be it with nukes or cigars; or evangelists and clerics caught with their hands near the panty or whatever!

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  1. Thanks for the links. i didn’t even know Peter Boyce had a blog.


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