Popular Jamaican radio station Zip103 FM today had to play the song of an aspiring artist, Ikon D Link, who threatened to commit suicide if his song was not played on air by Zip-Jock Liquid.
Twenty-four-year-old aspiring dancehall artiste, iKon, whose real name is Tyson Fisher, who goes by the moniker Ikon d Link, stunned the nation yesterday evening, when he climbed an extremely tall ZIP FM transmission pole and threatened to jump if ZJ Liquid did not play his song.
The man who goes by the name ‘Ikon D Link’ even went as far as to take a selfie photo (above) when he was up on the pole and posted it to his Twitter and captioned it:
“On the tower ready fi dead fi wah me believe in a.”
According to reports, Ikon visited the radio station to speak with Liquid, but was told he could not as the disc jock was already on air. He was denied entry but in defiance, the artiste sneaked past security and climbed the station’s pole, threatening to take his life if his song was not played.
The song the artiste was willing to die for is appropriately titled, Stress.
The song incidentally is also for sale on iTunes for US$0.99c.
Deejay’s suicide threat upsets ZJ Liquid
After being pressured into playing a song by an aspiring dancehall artiste who threatened to commit suicide if his song was not played by him, disc jockey ZJ Liquid has made it clear that he will not be playing the song in its present format again.
Liquid told media repoters that when he was told of Ikon’s daring stunt, he initially thought that it was a hoax.
He said shortly after he went to visit the man, while the police and fire personnel attempted to remove him from the tower.
Liquid was brutally honest with his opinion of the song.
“One of my co-workers say a guy climb the tower and seh him waa me play him song, and if me nuh do it him ago jump. At first I didn’t believe, then I look through the window and saw the crowd looking up,” he said.
“I went outside and spoke to him while he was up there and he was saying to me ‘mi rate you, yaa me DJ, me waa you play me song cause me a suffer and me youth dem hungry,’ he had a CD and he dropped it to me and I decided to listen it,” Liquid said.
“It never really mek it, honestly. It wasn’t the best song. If he came with it under different circumstances, I would tell him to work on it. After listening, we eventually decided to play it since it didn’t have any bad words and he had his radio and cell phone up there listening,” he said.
The DJ played the song twice during his ‘Throw Back Tuesdays’ set.
For those aspiring artistes who are contemplating following in Ikon’s footstep, Liquid stated, “a stunt like that will never work again, unuh kyah trick we fi play eediot song. We have to have standards and rules and we have a brand to uphold.”
He added, “young artistes, just do good songs and come approach us the right way. You don’t have to do things like that.”
After being appeased, Ikon was willingly removed from the pole and allegedly taken into police custody.
However Senior Superintendent Fitz Bailey said Thursday that Ikon D Link was not charged and investigations into the matter continue, while the aspiring entertainer is released.