US media outlet Noisey, the music division of Vice, provoked much Vybz Kartel fans around the world when they released an unofficial music video for the embattled deejay’s hit single ‘Beautiful Girl,’ casting only a group of homosexuals and trans — living in a gully at New Kingston, Jamaica.
Noisey claimed that they licensed the single ‘Beautiful Girls,’ which have been used to make the unofficial music video as a promo for a gay documentary titled ‘The Gully Queens of New Kingston.
“Kartel was unable to sign off on this video as an official promo, but we licensed the song and are putting it out there to show people a rarely seen side of one of our favorite places in the world.”
So Unique producer Elvis Redwood, who says he is the man in charge of Adijaheim Records and Short Boss Records, said he is appalled by the actions of Noisey.
“We disapprove of this. We distance ourselves from it. They didn’t ask for clearance and we have nothing to do with it,” said Redwood, who says he is the man in charge of Adijaheim Records and Short Boss Records.
“We are just disappointed that they used the artiste’s song in a video like that without approval. We are against homosexuality and it is illegal in Jamaica.”
Incarcerated deejay, Kartel, has reported ordered his legal team to address the situation.