Popular dancehall artiste Dexta Daps was once again the topic of discussion yesterday. However, this time, it was not for his hit-making abilities.
The artiste was involved in a tussle with police officers at the Sangter International Airport in Montego-Bay.
According to reports, the artiste parked his car in a restricted area and was accosted by the police. This resulted in a verbal altercation, which then became physical.
In a video, which is being circulated by social media, a crowd gathered outside the airport as several officers attempted to put handcuffs on him. They were however met with resistance, as he refused to be placed under arrest without a valid reason.
One officer grabbed him by his waistband, while they struggled to place him in the back of a waiting police car. Dexta Daps could be heard asking why he was being arrested, several times throughout the video.
At one point, a fan of the artiste attempted to wipe the sweat off his face during the tussle.
“Wha me do fi get arrest? Me have the right to know whe unu a lock me up fah …” were some of the words uttered by the 7-11 singer.
After more heated exchanges, including several expletives, he agreed to go with the officers, but not in the car. Up until news time, it was not clear whether he had been arrested or even charged.
When contacted, a member of his management team told THE STAR that there was an incident, but that he was working to resolve it.
Meanwhile, an officer attached to the airport police post told THE STAR that they were unable to provide any details.