The Express newspaper in Trinidad says that the police in that soca-loving island have attempted to block Jamaican deejay Blak Ryno, -- also known as Ryno Di Stinga – from entering the country, but their plan failed.
Ryno performed at a concert there on Saturday, and reports are that the event was well attended and went very well.
Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Gilbert Reyes said he had written a letter to National Security Minister Martin Joseph, requesting that Ryno, whose real name is Romaine Anderson, be debarred from entering the country.
The artiste “managed to slip into the country even though the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service had been put on alert to prevent his entry,” Reyes said.
“Apparently by the time the letter reached the Minister, it was too late because he (Anderson) had already arrived in the country and was given clearance (by Immigration officials) to enter,” Reyes is quoted by the newspaper assaying.
Reyes says he is moving to block from entering the island, any regional or international artiste whose music contributes and appears to influence gang-related activity and behaviour.
“We are already trying to deal with that (gang-related activities) and we cannot afford any longer for these artistes to come here with their music, which influences and ignites gang behaviour, which leads to serious crimes being committed.”
And, while he did not name any of Blak Ryno’s songs, the Trinidad cop declared that Ryno’s “music has gang lyrical content and we do not want that here.
Anyone who has that type of lyrical content in their music, we are going to write to the government and ask that they be blocked from entering the country,” Reyes added.