Reggae RAGE

NY Rep. Yvette Clarke Awards Beenie Man For His Songs About Executing Gays

At this year’s Reggae Rhythm and Blues Festival in Queens, Democratic U.S. Representative Yvette Clarke honored Jamaican performer Beenie Man by welcoming him with a framed letter from the festival’s organizers. She said, “We welcome you back to the United States of America… We honor you. You have been an outstanding performer and you have made all Jamaicans proud.”

We’re guessing when she said that she probably didn’t know about his lyric that goes, “I’m dreaming of a new Jamaica, come to execute all the gays” or his other ones about hanging lesbians, slitting gay men’s throats, and shooting them in the head.

He certainly doesn’t make all of Jamaica proud nor does all of America welcome him either.

Via Think Progress. Images via Dplanet:: and Wikimedia Commons