Friday, August 17, 2012

Konshens & Leftside Defends Pornographic Music Video

Dancehall stars Konshens and Leftside have come under immense scrutiny from some of their fans. Both artistes collaborated on a new single titled Clap Dat, for which a video was shot on location at the Taboo exotic nightclub and subsequently released via social media websites.

The video showcases strippers in the nude on poles, while others can be seen dancing with the artistes and each other. Since the release of the video, there have been mixed reactions from the fans.

While some fans took to Twitter to state that they loved the video and its concept, even more fans were seen posting messages describing the video as "pornographic", "disturbing", "disgusting" and "sick".

Konshens said that the beginning of the song has an age advisory for adults.

"That's life. It's reality. Nutten inna the video a nuh nutten from out a space. The space people who a criticise the video, you can buck them up inna the same space weh the video shoot. Mi record 17 one-drop songs since mi sing Gyal a Bubble, ask all who a comment if dem know none a dem song deh," Konshens said.

He went on to say that there are no plans to release a 'clean' version of the video and that those who do not like the video should not watch it. "If you don't like the adult version, then too bad for you," Konshens said.

Clap Dat, which has since been pulled from Leftside's YouTube account, now requires individuals to sign in to see the video and also issues the following warning: "The following content has been identified by the YouTube community as being potentially offensive or inappropriate. Viewer discretion is advised".

According to Leftside. The song mentions the names of various strip clubs, so it should not come as a surprise that the video was actually shot in one.

"Wha dem did expect fi see? Girl Guides? Nuns? How we conducted ourselves as artistes was pretty standard for individuals who are in a strip club. It's not for commercial tv. The video has a disclaimer, so who nuh like it, a just so," he said.

Lesftide also believes that there are other videos on YouTube which also deserve to be censored.

"I can't tell dem how to run dem ting, but I see a video with a little boy who is around three years old cursing bere profanities and mi nuh hearnobody a say nutten bout dat. Dat a big hypocrisy. If you don't want to watch our video, then don't watch it," he added.