“I was very surprise how I was treated as a Japanese citizen. It seems as if they don`t want any other citizens to be in their competition,” Rankin Pumpkin wrote on her Facebook fan page, hours after losing to fellow artiste Suspense in the finals.
“Many racist comments from audience and contestants. Also one of the judge of the competition, I was very surprise how I was treated as a Japanese citizen. It seems as if they don`t want any other citizens to be in their competition. In some point, I wanted to quit more than once, but my Jamaican producer, African Symbol, say don`t quit,” she adds
However, Damion Crawford has moved to rubbish these claims.
“It can’t be racist to tell someone who cant run that they can’t run… nor is it racist to tell a person that can’t deejay that they cannot deejay.” Crawford wrote on his Facebook account
He also put forward the view that if Rankin Pumpkin was a Jamaican she would not have made it pass the first round.
“If ranking was a Jamaican she wouldn’t pass the 1st round so if there is any prejudice its prejudice for more than against. Big up ranking pumpkin, glad u rate the culture but if u study history all beenie man get boo suh just hold the faith and gwaan practice but as is if u won it would have been unfair because u were nowhere near the best.”