Bounty Killer walked off the stage during a song for song performance with Beenie Man and he later released a statement claiming that he was not paid to perform alongside anyone.
LET ME STATE THIS CLEARLY THE PROMOTERS OF GUINNESS FULLY LOADED HAD NEVER BOOKED ME TO PERFORM ALONG WITH BEENIE MAN THEY BOOKED BOTH ME AND BEENIE AS SOLO ACTS AND THINK THATS HOW IT WORKS AS LONG AS BOTH ARTISTE ON THE SHOW THEN WE GONNA WORK TOGETHER NOPE I TOLD DEM THAT THEY HAS TO PAY FOR THAT SEPARATELY AND THEY DID NOT SO IN MY HEAD I WAS GONNA DO WHAT I WAS PAID TO DO WHICH WAS MY SOLO SET I TOLD ONE OF THE PROMOTERS I WILL DO MY SET THEN CALL UP BEENIE AT THE END AND DO A FEW AND HE SAID FINE I WAS TOLD I WERE NEXT AFTER Aidonia ONLY TO HEAR THEY CALLING BOUNTY AND BEENIE TOGETHER ON STAGE IF THE PPL NOTICED IT TOOK LIKE 5 MINUTES FOR ME TO CAME OUT AS I WASN'T GONNA BOTHER PERFORM SINCE THE PROMOTER THINKS THAT THEY CAN PUT ME ON THE SPOT BUT FOR THE LOVE OF MY TRINI FANS I JUST DO A SHORT SET WITH BEENIE AND LEAVE!! @thejamaicastar @jamaicaobserver @jamaican_media @jamaicagleaner @hypetvjamaica
However, promoters of the event are refuting these claims and states that under the terms of the Contract, Scorch Limited was to have paid a particular sum of money, which was not revealed, to the artiste’s management company in exchange for a maximum of 60 minutes of musical presentation with band provided by the promoter for a collaborative performance with Beenie Man.
The promoters also revealed that they will be taking legal action if Bounty Killer fails to make a public apology.
“Scorch Limited takes umbrage to any suggestion that its conduct was less than professional in this instance and will consider all legal options available to it, in an effort to restore its exceptional reputation within the entertainment industry.” Scorch told Loop.