Damion Crawford Wades Into The Rankin Pumpkin Debate

Former state minister for tourism and entertainment, Damion Crawford have wade in on the issue surrounding Japanese deejay Rankin Pumpkin that she was a victim of prejudice during her participation in the recently-concluded season of Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall.

“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.”



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U see intelligence goes a far way. Well dun mr crawford. Di only ting i disagree with in regards to wat u said is, if it was a jamaican she wudnt reach studio finals she wuda get dash way from auditions she beta glad anthony miller neva deh pon dis… Read more »

Lol….a real talk….a nuff artiste face the rath of ja crowd….it mad some better some crash…..welcome to dancehall pumkin…..gwaan try fi a rank….

Maybe she can try Rising Stars. Lol.

Seems like da bobo dread bwoy nuh have nuh sense…she ran out of lyrics

DWL

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