The apparent snub of Dancehall acts on the planned line up of the London concert to celebrate Jamaica's 50th independence anniversary is seen by Veteran dancehall artiste Bounty Killer as being highly disrespectful. "God go wid dem. Jamaica land we love same way, but is a big disrespect that still,"
Whoever a organise dat nuh appreciate wha dancehall do over the years. Dem nuh respect dancehall artistes fi wha dem do over the 50 years since Jamaica got Independence."
Mr Vegas too stated that although reggae music is the umbrella from which much of our music is derived, dancehall has still played a vital role in Jamaica's culture. "Reggae music is the umbrella. Sean Paul, Beenie Man and others go out in the world and promote dancehall artistes worldwide, it is ridiculous not to have dancehall artistes on the show. It is ok for the organiser to have a preference, but for him to do that is just ridiculous. Dancehall is a part of Jamaica's culture,"
Many are also asking what about artistes such as Etana, Tanya Stephens and Lady Saw who are not on the show. Neither are acts such as Everton Blender, Anthony B, Capleton, Sister Nancy, Brigadier Jerry, I-Octane nor Assassin.