The dancehall superstar was performing in the U.S for the first time and, approximately 20 minutes into what should have been a 50-minute set, Busy’s microphone was turned off signaling an abrupt end to his performance.
“Me reach a the venue from 3 o’clock and me suppose to perform at five, and now a hours later. I sat and watch everyone perform so no try cut my time. We have a contract so uno must line-up uno show so artiste can perform on time,” he stated. “Me wan’ perform for me people them cuz a me first time yaso,” Busy pleaded unsuccessfully.
“If me can’t perform, R Kelly can’t perform either,” Busy stated angrily before handing over the microphone as he and his team exited the stage.
“Mi can’t believe them cut the deejay show just so R Kelly can perform,” a patron in the VIP section shouted angrily. The show continued after about 45 minutes with headliner American R&B singer R Kelly.