Legendary Dancehall deejay, Moses “Beenie Man” Davis was not impressed with Mr. Lexx’s recent interview on TVJ’s Entertainment Report & is letting him know about it.
In said interview that aired last week Friday, Lexx intimated that Beenie Man & Bounty Killer are to blame to for Dancehall becoming stagnant & not making use of the international attention that was given to them to create avenues for younger artistes to make a name overseas. With regards to Beenie Man, Lexx said in the interview, “How can you make a song with Janet Jackson & not sell,” in reference to Beenie Man’s 2002 hit collaboration “Feel It Boy” with pop icon, Janet Jackson.
In response to Mr. Lexx’s claims, Beenie Man turned the tables on him; blaming the “Swag Diggy” deejay for Dancehall’s so-called stagnation. Beenie told the Jamaica STAR, “Mi blame him fi mek dancehall stagnant cause him get charge fi rape,” Beenie said referring to Lexx’s rape charge in 2009. Furthermore, Beenie told Lexx to get his facts straight; clarifying that the song did indeed do well & that he also has many other internationally acclaimed hits to his name. “Mi have 10 billboard chart song so don’t mix me. I did the work and I’m still doing it.”
Beenie Man also claimed that he has no particular issues with Mr. Lexx but reminded him that there would be no Lexx without the self-proclaimed “King of the Dancehall.” “If it wasn’t for me there wouldn’t be a Mr. Lexx. When him jus’ buss people say him look like me and he strives to sing like me,” Beenie implied. Beenie also pointed out that he’s paved the way for other prominent artistes in the industry such as Sean Paul. “If I didn’t do Sim Simma there wouldn’t be a Sean Paul,” said Beenie.
Beenie Man released a video for his single “Let’s Go” earlier this week & also has unveiled songs this month such as “I Love The Girls,” featuring up-and-comer Versatile on the Summer Fling Riddim & “Beat Dem Bad” on the Notnice/Corey Todd Records produced Yaad Swag Riddim.