Squash is now a free man, Hype Life Magazine has learned.
The fast-growing Dancehall artist, whose given name is Andre’ Whittaker, was being held under the Emergency Powers Act.
Squash was reportedly taken into custody on August 8 during the State of Public Emergency in MoBay. Prior to him being detained in August, Squash had been taken into custody in June but later released.
The Jamaican entertainer who grew to prominence over the past several months, while spending much of his time in custody of the police, was released this yesterday afternoon after the label, One Time Music, retained the services of the Queen’s Counsel, Tom Tavares-Finson.
His release comes a day before the state of emergency in St James is due to expire.
Squash took to social media to let fans know he was free.
In a video shared on Instagram, the Montego Bay native can be seen walking and singing one of his songs.
“Look how much fight, look pan six boss me neven hype… Wash away my sins, wash away my sins, wash mi truly … mi want yuh prove me Fada God,” Squash sings.
— Hype Life Magazine (@HYPELIFEmedia) January 31, 2019
The artist, in the short video, also revealed that popular entertainment manager, Heavy D, is a member of his team.
Squash is known for hits songs such as “Trending,” “Money Fever” and “Allergy.”