Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Ricky Trooper Records Serious Insults...'Disses' several persons including Bounty...
No apology forthcoming for hurling insults
Sadeke Brooks, Staff Reporter
Despite hurling insults at many people in the entertainment industry on a video that surfaced on YouTube recently, Ricky Trooper said he was not drunk and will not apologise for his words.
The veteran selector ranted on two videos that were posted on OvaDiWallEnt's YouTube channel. Both videos were posted on the website on March 21, under the title 'Ricky Trooper Tells All'.
When contacted, Trooper said the videos were recorded mid-January while he was in Atlanta, celebrating his birthday. Although he was drinking liquor, he said he was not drunk but just felt like speaking his mind.
"I never drunk yet. Drunk is a person who is intoxicated and never know what he is saying. You can never use drunk as an excuse," he told . "Mi a talk from mi heart. After being in the business for so much years, mi buss before Bounty, Beenie, Kartel and Mavado. So why me as a selector mi fi tek talk from a artiste?"
And, he really seemed to be speaking from his heart. In the first video, which is almost 10 minutes long, he begins, "mi nuh business wid people enuh, mi just waan know seh God love mi. Mi nuh fight bout greatness or dem ting deh. Mi play music fi di people. Mi nah tell no man seh mi a bad selector, mi do mi work inna this, mi a legend."
As he continued, he boasted that the only sound system to 'buss' since 2000 is Sound Trooper and he was responsible for that. In the process, he also lashed out at Sky Juice.
Throughout the expletive-filled videos he reinforced that he is not drunk, only 'nice'. "Wi have wi gun ...," he said waving what looked like a handgun and shouting in the camera.
When he spoke with THE STAR, Ricky Trooper explained that he was holding a replica gun which is actually a lighter.
As he speaks, he sips from his cup that was half-filled. Meanwhile, there are several men in the background laughing and making comments. At various intervals, he says, "put this pon YouTube, mek sure mi see it pon YouTube a morning."
box or plane seat?
However, he managed to show respect to Super Cat. "You a di only man ever bad me up. A you ask mi seh 'how yuh waan go back a Jamaica, inna box or plane seat?' and mi seh Super Cat, mi ago tek the plane seat," Ricky Trooper laughingly said.
In the other six-minute video, he also attacks Bounty Killer and Chin, of Irish and Chin fame.
Afterwards, he turns his attention to Busy Signal. "Wah happen to you Busy Signal? Yuh a sing bout Gary."
Despite the seemingly harsh comments, Ricky Trooper said he has no regard for anyone who might feel insulted.
"If me a talk pon YouTube and Killa offended, mi nuh business bout that. 'Cause a weh people a talk bout Bounty Killer in the streets mi a talk bout. I don't feel no way bout who waan offended 'cause dem nah put on my pot," he told
While he has issues with Busy Signal, Ricky Trooper said, "mi nuh have nutten 'gainst Mavado 'cause mi proud a Mavado. Him have a dream and him a live him dream."
"Mi a talk from mi heart. After being in the business for so much years, mi buss before Bounty, Beenie, Kartel and Mavado. So why me as a selector mi fi tek talk from a artiste?"