Following an article posted on the website of a popular local radio station, dancehall artiste Elephant Man says he intends to take legal action. The article, headlined ‘Elephant Man caught with gay men in his pool’, alleges that Elephant Man’s gardener walked in on the artiste who was at the time sharing the company of men dressed in female clothing.
News of the controversial post quickly began to spread to several websites, the post itself receiving over 2,000 hits in less than an hour on the local radio station’s website.
When contacted by THE STAR for comment, Elephant Man in a clearly upset tone of voice said, “How can a radio station like that put that on a website? Elephant Man is suing for bad publicity. How can a man like me wey have 35 pickney, be involved in things like that? How dat drop een? Look how much real fish out deh wey dem fi guh talk bout,” he said.
The artiste also refuted claims that the radio station made any attempt to contact him before posting the article.
Tarnish mi image
“Nuhbody nuh contact mi from there (the radio station). Bout dem try get to me and it nuh work. How you (THE STAR) contact mi and get me? And mi nah contact dem because a dem violate mi so a dem fi contact mi. Somebody there don’t like Elephant Man and a try tarnish mi image,” he said.
According to Elephant Man, he has not been to his house on the hill for over a year and he does not have a gardener because the house is under renovation. He revealed that he was in the process of making preparations for his daughter’s birthday celebration and was not even in the area.
“You cannot get up and put things like that pon a website bout a artiste when yu know inna yu heart sey nuttin nuh guh suh. Suh when me sue dem, nobody nuh sey me wicked because dem get up and a mislead mi fans, a big luuu … how that come about?,” Elephant Man said.
As for his fans, Elephant Man says, “jus gwaan hol’ di faith cause nuttn nuh guh suh. Suh jus gwaan pray an God wi see mi tru.”