Dancehall diva Lady Saw is not approved of Snoop Dogg’s switching from rap music to reggae.
“Snoop, mi like yuh as a rapper, but low dancehall ting, low reggae ting…, mi no like yuh as no Snoop Lion. Weh yuh get lion from? Not your business, leave it alone,” said a perturbed Lady Saw.
“We acting like children, puss and dog, crab inna barrel ting. Yuh ain’t going nowhere with all them behaviour, wah kinda music yuh going put out?” said Saw.
“I see foreigners taking over the music. It’s not our music anymore,” said a concerned Saw.
Saw claims there is much infighting in Jamaican music, but that the artistes would be better served if they realised where the problems are and how to fix them.
Snoop Lion, formerly Snoop Dogg, changed his name last year and revealed that he would be pursuing a career as a reggae artiste.
Lion’s first reggae album, Reincarnated, was released on April 23 of this year, selling 21,000 copies in its first week.
The album debuted at number 1 on the Reggae Billboard Chart and at number 16 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.
The album boasts hits such as Lighters Up, No Guns Allowed and La La La and features Jamaican artistes: Mavado, Popcaan and Mr Vegas, as well as popular foreign acts Drake, Akon and Miley Cyrus.