As thousands of patrons converge on Jamaica's second city to see their favourite stars in action on Dancehall night, one local entertainer was not so lucky as he was prohibited from performing by Jamaican Police personnel.
Gothic deejay Tommy Lee Sparta fans were left disappointed after the entertainer announced that he was barred from performing on the 2015 staging of Reggae Sumfest by the police high command.
The Sparta boss made the announcement via social media, advising fans that he will be taking legal action for what he considers to be a breach of his rights under the Jamaican Constitution.
“To my loyal fans and friends! I regret to inform you that I will not be performing at Reggae Sumfest tonight because the police high command has refused me permission on stage! This act is in breach of The Charter of Rights and Constitution of Jamaica,” Tommy Lee said.
“How can the police prevent a citizen from engaging in legitimate employment? My attorney will be filing action in the Supreme Court for financial compensation. I was ready to explode tonight.”
Despite the unfortunate incident the organizers of Reggae Sumfest have yet to issue a statement on the actions of the police authorities.
The 2015 staging of Reggae Sumfest's Dancehall night got underway at exactly 9:00p.m. at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay. Some of the night's outstanding performers included Lady Saw, Spice, Aidonia, Popcaan among a few others.