Dancehall artist Dexta Daps parked his vehicle in a restricted area of the airport facility and was being ticketed for the offence, Hype Life Magazine has gathered.
A scuffle ensued as the cops tried to slap on handcuffs on the artiste who questioned why he was being arrested.
The artiste whose given name is Louis Grandison, is said to have parked his vehicle in a restricted area of the airport facility and was being ticketed for the offence.
The incident is currently doing the rounds on social media.
In videos of the incident which were uploaded on social media platforms, the dancehall singjay is heard questioning why he is being arrested.
A tussle ensues as the cops try to slap on handcuffs on the artistes who continues to question why he is being arrested.
He was subsequently charged with obstructing the police, the use of indecent language, resisting arrest, and assault occasioning bodily harm.
He is scheduled to appear in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court in St James, on May 13.
Dexta Daps is scheduled to appear in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court in St James, on May 13.
The 28-year-old is booked to answer four charges relating to an incident involving lawmen at the Sangster International Airport in the second city on Monday.
Bobby Clarke, founder/CEO of Irie Jam Radio, said his station “has been inundated with telephone calls yesterday from concerned fans” about rising dancehall singjay Dexta Daps.
Irie Jam Radio (which is owned by Irie Jam Media) started in 1993. While its programming is diverse, the station caters largely to a reggae fan base, mainly in New York City.
Dexta Daps is one of several acts booked to perform on the Irie Jam-promoted Oracabessa Festival slated for the Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York, on May 25.
In addition to Dexta Daps, Sean Paul, Freddie McGregor, Tarrus Riley, Chris Martin and Alaine are scheduled to perform on Oracabessa Festival.
Dexta Daps got his big break in January with the single 7 Eleven. His other songs include Pretty Nicky, This a the Best and Jealous Ova, which features female deejay Tifa.
Dexta Daps said he was putting in the work to ensure that he was no flash-in-the-pan, one-hit-wonder.
“It’s like a regular 9-5 for me. If I don’t work, I don’t get paid. I make a schedule which oftentimes starts with chilling with my peers on the corner, then it’s off to the studios to record. Sometimes, while holding a vibe with the youths, I may come up with the lines to a song, so every minute of my day is well spent,” he said.