Dancehall icon Ninja Man is speaking out against what he believes to be 'bad-mind' on the part of a dancehall superstar. According to Ninja Man, Beenie Man is jealous of Shabba Ranks' success.
Ninja Man's comments comes after a television interview where Beenie Man was asked if anybody else could get the massive turnout that greeted Shabba at the airport. Beenie Man replied "of course, anybody can get that, you haffi just pay for it."
Ninja Man believes that this comment shows that Beenie Man is jealous of Shabba.
"A me buss Shabba, so from you dis Shabba, you dis me. Shabba do work whe nuff artiste never do yet. Him leave Jamaica and give di artiste dem space fi make money. Beenie Man a talk bout how a buy di man buy him motorcade when him come a Jamaica, Beenie Man you badmind Shabba. You too bad-mind," Ninja Man told the star.
Ninja Man went on to say that only certain individuals in Jamaica could have a motorcade similar to the one Shabba received. The individuals he named include himself, Usain Bolt, Haile Selassie and a few others.
"Shabba motorcade full airport. Shabba a me artiste, any man whe violate Shabba, violate me. Beenie Man tek way the 'King of the Dancehall' title from Yellow Man and sound like him waan tek wey the 'Dancehall Emperor' title from Shabba Ranks,' Ninja Man said.
When contacted, Beenie Man stated that his words were taken out of context. According to him, he was not implying that Shabba had paid for the motorcade.
"I was saying that to do a motorcade costs money because you have to pay for transportation to take persons to the location and back home. It takes money to organise that. I was not saying that people were paid to go see Shabba," Beenie Man said.
Beenie went on to say that there was no reason for him to bad-mind Shabba.
"Me? Bad-mind Shabba? Bad-mind Shabba fi wha? Ninja Man has his own opinions. People with good mind and good thoughts would never think of me like that," Beenie Man told the star.
Ninja warns Beenie
( L - R ) Ninja Man, Beenie Man
Ninja Man, however, seems to have already geared up for lyrical battle with 'the Doctor' as he warned, "Beenie Man don't play wid Shabba. Him nuh drop him ting, anyting him get him deserve. Give the man him glory. If you waan start the lyrical war, then start it. Me bad like 10 duppy, a long time mi nuh kill no artiste lyrically."
Meanwhile, Ninja Man is slated to perform at The Gleaner's Icons Concert that will be held at South Parade in downtown Kingston on Saturday. And, he will be one of the headline acts on Rum Bar Rum Heatwave that will be held at Jungle in Negril on August 6, as part of the Rum Bar Tropical Island weekend.
At a cost of $1,000 before midnight and $1,500 after, patrons will also be treated to performances from Konshens and Khago, as well as music from Tony Matterhorn, Rebel T and Code Red.