Spice performance was in front of audience that consisted of Prime Miniser Andrew Holness, his wife Juliet Holness, Governor General Patrick Allen and several athletes including Usain Bolt, Shelllany-ann Fraser to name a few. Once Spice started performing her “Indicator” and “so mi like it singles” a sense of discomfort grew among some of the audience.
According to Spice” she always hear they say that some people don’t accept our dancehall culture but this is the first time I am experiencing that. It’s the first time I am experiencing such humiliation and that’s really what I felt.”
“I continue to defend myself and my DJ @richiefeelings1 who they claim brought a cd that wasn’t working but we never brought any cd at all to the venue he was playing directly from his laptop smh #StrongblackWoman continues to fight for my rights #FreeDancehall it’s our culture,” Spice wrote on IG.
Though receiving harsh criticism, Spice has garnered support from some of her peer as well as Sports and Culture Minister Olivia “Babsy” Grange.
“I don’t think Spice being on the show created a problem,” Grange said. “Dancehall is very much a part of the genre of Jamaican music that is popular. It’s just an experience for her. I think it’s a learning experience and she will grow.”