Dancehall artist Vershon has been getting harsh criticism from social media users after he sported a jacket with the Confederate flag during an interview with 93FM’s The Fix on Wednesday (June 28).
The “Wet” singer sent tongues wagging as the Confederate flag is a symbol of racism and slavery.
Peep the full interview with Vershion discussing Popcaan’s friendship, rival Jahmiel, babymother drama, new song “My Success.”
The Confederate States of America were slaves holding states whose economy was mostly dependent upon agriculture, particularly cotton, and a plantation system that relied upon the labor of African-American slaves.
Dancehall fans immediately rolled out in their numbers to troll the controversial artist online calling him ‘Too Dumb’ a moniker given to him by his rival Jahmiel during their feud earlier this year.
“You can’t be a Jamaican and know how Jamaicans were brought to Jamaica and Where Dat Jacket. Bwoy fool bad #EducateYourself” one user wrote.
“Why he wearing that? Fire if that. Rate Vershon music, but fire for that fashion statement. Check yourself Vershon and stop f*ck around,” another user wrote.
However, according to sources close to Vershon, the Jamaican entertainer was unaware of the meaning of the flag but he doesn’t care for what persons online wish to say.
Also, Nightly Fix confirmed Vershion’s view on social media.
“We spoke to him about it before the interview. He was apparently oblivious to the history of the flag. No need to slaughter him for it though,” The Nightly Fix commented on Youtube.
On Friday (June 30), Vershon to acknowledge his critics.
The artist took to social media to respond, stating that the jacket was designed by Kayne West but no one is calling out the American rapper.
“Our fellow black brother Kanye West the founder/maker of the Yeezus Tour jacket that has a confederate flag up to this day I don’t hear anyone come out and said anything about it,” the Dancehall artist wrote on his Instagram account on Friday.
“Why is it selling in Jamaica 🇯🇲? how did it get there? and where did the seller get it from? Can you imagine how many of our young black youths purchased this not knowing what the flag is about I can bet 99.9% of you didn’t know it was Kanye West who market this jacket.”
“People talks about history where did the word N***a came from?? Just in case you don’t know. It came from white people! So why we as black people call ourselves N***a? We are no longer slaves to white people … black-people are slaving black-people we spend so much time tearing down and killing each other not knowing how powerFul we are. We are leaders so be a leader QueffaTalk …,” he added.
Furthermore, Ninja Man took to social media, on Thursday (June 29), to show full support for Vershon as Dancehall fans continue to blast him online for wearing a jacket with the Confederate flag.
Peep the clip with Ninja Man defending Vershon for sporting the controversial jacket…