News: Bounty Killer Denied Entrance Into Trinidad, Forced To Exit Country

Monday, Oct 5, 2009 10:20AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Dancehall artist Rodney "Bounty Killer" Price was reportedly barred from entering Trinidad by police and was unable to perform at a scheduled concert over the weekend.

The incident reportedly took place Friday (October 2) evening.

Bounty was denied entry to Trinidad and Tobago and sent back to Jamaica by Immigration authorities upon arrival at Piarco International Airport. The Cease Fire show was supposed to also feature fellow Jamaican act Vybz Kartel. Produced by Jacho Entertainment, the show was advertised as a peaceful coming together of Bounty and Vybz on the same stage for the purpose of mending fences. (Trinidad Express)

While a confirmed explanation has not yet been revealed, speculation has begun to grow.

The reason for his barred entry was not immediately clear but C News reports indicate that the order barring the singer was issued on behalf of the Ministry of National Security. The singer`s last appearance in Trinidad resulted in Bounty being charged with using obscene language on stage. (Caribbean World News)

He was previously arrested while performing in Trinidad.

The last time Bounty Killer was in Trinidad, he was arrested on stage and charged with using obscene language. Authorities in Jamaica arrested him for the same reason during last year's Reggae Sumfest. (Associated Press)

Killer was given a felony charge over an assault which allegedly took place around 2007 last July.

Jamaican rapper Bounty Killer has turned himself in after police accused him of assaulting a man outside a nightclub. Attorney Thomas Tavares-Finson said Thursday (July 9) that his client was charged with illegal possession of a firearm and unlawful wounding and assault. Police say the incident happened two years ago. (Baltimore Sun)

No further information has been revealed as of now.

Check out Bounty Killer's "They Don't Know" music video below:

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