Dancehall artist Bayka was arrested for using profanity at Reggae Sumfest. Dancehall artiste Bayka, who was escorted from backstage by police officers after his Reggae Sumfest set ended prematurely early Saturday, has been charged in relation to use of profanity during his set. Bayka was taken to the police post at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre, where the festival is being held.
Dancehall artiste Bayka was arrested for using profanity as he performed on Night One of Reggae Sumfest, in Montego Bay, St James, Jamaica over the weekend.
The artiste, whose given name is Ronaldo Billings, was called off stage with about two minutes remaining in his set after he ignored warnings to desist from using expletives. A senior police officer confirmed Saturday afternoon that the recording artiste was charged after failing to comply with warnings to desist from using expletives during his set
Bayka was taken to the police post at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre, where the festival is being held. The senior police officer disclosed that the ‘Mobster’ and ‘Top Tier’ singer was charged but was not taken to lock-up.
“Mi a go tell any odda artiste weh come pan da stage ya tonight the police are very adamant that anyone a yuh curse any curse word you will be sanctioned to the Montego bay Police Station. Caan seh mi never did a warn unnu,” host Pretty Boy Floyd warned after Bayka left the stage.
He also told patrons “unnu can boo all unnu want, unnu nah go a jail wid dem.”
Providing an update to the audience after the incident, Pretty Boy Floyd had said the police were very lenient and would not put the ‘1Uptown’ deejay in the Montego Bay lock-up. The senior cop confirmed this Saturday afternoon and disclosed that the entertainer was charged.