‘A St Mary Mi Come From’ Marred by Norris Man / Sizzla Onstage Fracas


SizzlaKalonji_YardFlex.jpgAs driving rhythms pumped revelers at Gray's Inn Sports Complex, St Mary in the wee hours of Jamaica’s independence morning, angry words were spewed in chants, blows were thrown and a barrage of fighting men took over the stage for about 15 minutes. The overarching problem seemed to be that neither Sizzla nor Norris Man ever heard about putting their mind in gear before putting their mouth in action.

While a few DJs were on stage taking turns at riding the rhythms, Norris Man came out on stage and took a turn himself – with a chant that included: "Yow – no man can't tell me notin, many artists are backstage… man like Jah Cure, Capleton and dem man deh…" This motivated the crowd to roar in a frenzy and it also set off the fracas that started after Sizzla's response.

Taking his turn on the mike, Sizzla said to Norris Man, "Behave your Blood****t self and come off of the stage!"

Norris Man's response was, "Go s**k yu mother," then he started to walk off the stage when a bunch of men descended onto the stage. A fist fight developed. One patron said that this staged mini mayhem was an unfortunate display of immaturity from 2 of Jamaica’s biggest "public attitude problems."

Capleton came on stage and was understandably upset at his professional colleagues’ thoughtlessness for not only the audience members but also the reputation of "A St Mary Mi Come From." Last month, the show's organizers spoke proudly at a launch, about their violence free track record. He chastised those responsible for the fracas asking if their intent was to destroy 'Rasta Ting.'

Sizzla and Norris Man then returned to the stage and believe it or not, they were still hurling verbal insults at each other in turn. Finally Norris Man left the stage and Sizzla pulled out songs from his gangsta oriented repertoire. The last song he performed had the punch line, "bullets don't turn back."

munga_capletonfireman_girlsrihannadon.jpgFor those few moments it was a bit like "Scary St. Mary," as a few people started to run around in a panic. Finally the ruckus stopped after police took to the stage and physically put the confusion to an end. During the entire thing, neither Sizzla nor Norris Man laid a hand on each other.

The problem was out of the way and the stage continued to shine with the brilliant musicianship of reggae's finest. Capleton, Munga, Jose Wales, Anthony B, Macka Diamond and others, each took their turn to speak out against the unfortunate incident. Ninja Man had the most poignant statement. He said the entertainers vying for image must remember that new top crime fighter, Mark Shields, said - before he leaves Jamaica, the only Don will be Clarendon.

  • I stand here today humbled by the task before dofus kamas, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our cheap dofus kamas. I thank President dofus for his service to buy dofus kamas, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.

  • Ikembe Berhane

    Greetings all dem u a true Rastafarian no lip lip, I-man wan fi seh all a dem who support slackness ya haffi tinks 1st right nuh people dem wan fi separate Rasta's pon our solid heartical follower of HIM so a mi seh Norris Man if ya man hav anyting fi put ya Big man down gwe n try in another way Sizzla him a another level respec pon dat no cuss word pon Sizzla fi get popula pon Radio and anyting because I-man nuh dat if brethren him lost and himj wan fi get more word pon a media dis is kinda way dem wan fi uprise ya know wa mi seh. so Rasta's lets chill and talking other biznezz bout di word of His Majesty. Selah I-man from Zion Eastern of African Tanzinia link up +255 784 389042 any time fi reason

  • Teddy

    The internet is not limited to Jamaica only, everything is seen all over th world.To see some of Jamaica's so called biggest entertainers behaving in such a disgraceful manner brought a bad taste in my mouth. You shoul all be ashame of yourselves. Be a little more professional.

  • Ireda

    Greetings ones and ones Rastafari is Almighty.

    Jah know as a Empress I was horrified by what had taken place. The I dem a Rasta and they should know that thats not the way to deal with situations. If norris wrong sizzla wrong and Capleton shoulda run off the 2 a dem. There is no way you can say Rasta and a deal wid Badness. That nuh right. Rasta a Love and honour, loyalty, Royalty. No need for violence from the I dem.All them do now is leave people fi a talk all negativity bout Rasta. First thing dem seh is See it look how the rasta dem a gwaan. Jah know we need more love. No War round here.

  • Sanka Tulasie

    If Sizzla didn't do anything himself, it's through the loyalty of his entourage. But it was a bit pompous still, because the message was like. "If unu diss Selassie, unu ah guh dead, If Unu diss Emmanuel, unu ah guh dead, If unu diss Kalonji, unu ah gud dead" something like that, to cement his status as an authoritorial figure of music. But Sizzla is a bigger man to Norris man, although Sizzla shouldn't have spoken to him like that in the first place, to avoid the fracas. A tru rasta cudda neva duh dat, rasta nuh instigator, im defen, im don attak, and Sizzla attacked, although I haven't seen the footage, only pictures and radio updates, and this. How can I see the video?

    Also, I think that Norris man needs to chill ka capleton dey a cotch an nuh bodda noone (whats this im reading about him running up on someone with a knife, if thats true then I'm almost hurt cuz Capleton, I been lookin up to as a humble figure...humble but wise and dangerous still..but to see him do that, which is worthy of a 3rd rate hood rat punk, would seriously be messed up)so unu nuh fi bodda fi'im show, unu ah guh mek pure man an woman lose off d show, or mek di organisa dem up more security an mek it cost more money, and di profits dem a guh duppy dung an no money ah guh deh fi di yut dem. Why always big man a mash up fi di yut dem ting? smh

    They are supposed to be rastas. Rasta is supposed to be the light in the dark, and the sacrfice, taking his life aside to help others, and he is supposed to transcend petty frockery. So how do two "rastas" get caught up in playground activities. I'm 18 and walked away when a man told me about my mother, I caught up with him at a later date, but I knew that at the time, it wasn't the right time nor place. If a yout like me knows that, ah wey di cl**t d two big man dem a fight fa?

    Sizzla a mi artist still, but a full time im cut out certain way.

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