Controversial deejay Desmond Ballentine aka Ninja Man is taking Beenie Man to task over what he says is "sheer badmind" over the receptive out pouring of love that Shabba Ranks recently received while in Jamaica for Reggae Sumfest.
He said "a me buss Shabba, so from you dis Shabba, you dis me. Shabba do work whe nuff artiste never do yet. Him leave Jamaica and give di artiste dem space fi make money. Beenie Man a talk bout how a buy di man buy him motorcade when him come a Jamaica, Beenie Man you badmind Shabba. You too bad-mind".
Ninja Man went on to say that only certain individuals in Jamaica could have a motorcade similar to the one Shabba received. The individuals he named include himself, Usain Bolt, Haile Selassie and a few others.
"Shabba motorcade full airport. Shabba a me artiste, any man whe violate Shabba, violate me. Beenie Man tek way the 'King of the Dancehall' title from Yellow Man and sound like him waan tek wey the 'Dancehall Emperor' title from Shabba Ranks,' Ninja Man said.
When contacted, Beenie Man stated that his words were taken out of context. According to him, he was not implying that Shabba had paid for the motorcade. "I was saying that to do a motorcade costs money because you have to pay for transportation to take persons to the location and back home. It takes money to organise that. I was not saying that people were paid to go see Shabba," Beenie Man said.
Beenie went on to say that there was no reason for him to bad-mind Shabba. "Me? Bad-mind Shabba? Bad-mind Shabba fi wha? Ninja Man has his own opinions. People with good mind and good thoughts would never think of me like that," Beenie Man