Dexta Daps' popularity soars after tussle with cops

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dexta-daps-photo-1.jpgNY: The popularity of rising dancehall star Dexta Daps aka Louis Grandison may have taken a shot in the arm following a tussle he had with police officers at the Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay this week. Multiple videos of the incident which happened in front of a large crowd which had gathered as officers attempted to handcuffs the artist went viral on social media sites like Facebook, twitter and instagram.

New York concert promoter Bobby Clarke of the annual Oracabessa Festival, where Daps is advertised as one of the headliner performers said his radio station has received several calls about the artiste since the incident.

"We have been inundated with several telephone calls from concerned fans who wanted to confirm that the artiste is doing fine" Clarke said.

"We made contact with his management team and were told he is ok which we are happy about. Daps is a long standing friend of Irie Jam Radio. We have been supporting his career for many years aand we are eagerly awaiting his arrival in New York to perform for his many fans" he said.

Daps will perform at the Oracabessa Festival at Roy Wilkins Park on May 25 alongside Sean Paul, Freddy McGregor, Tarrus Riley, Chris Martin and Alaine.

Arguably one of the hottest dancehall acts on the circuit now, the singjay announced his presence to the music world last year with his dancehall anthem '7eleven.' He is currently riding the crest of popularity with 'Jealous Ova,' an erotic collaboration that was recorded with dancehall princess Tifa. The song has racked up thousands of hits on YouTube and is extremely popular in Jamaica and across the rest of the Caribbean.