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by Kediesha Perry (Jamaica Observer) Prime Minister Andrew Holness has labelled the ban of dancehall artiste Skeng from Guyana as an embarrassment.

Holness made the comment at a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) meeting in St Catherine on Sunday. He said while the situation is humiliating, the Government of Jamaica could not intervene.

He added that the contents of many popular dancehall songs should not define Jamaica.

“Whap Whap and chop chop and ensure and all ah dem…all of those things have their place but they can’t define us, we should not allow that to define us,” Holness said. “When another country say ‘I don’t want your artistes in my country’, it’s an embarrassment.”

Whap Whap refers to Skillibeng’s single which talks about murder, while Brysco’s Code explicitly highlights oral sex using the drink Ensure.

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