Savage calls Chronixx hypocrite for silence on British Prime Minister’s prison announcement
Chronixx is a
hypocrite - Savage
Dancehall artiste Savage has lashed out at reggae artiste Chronixx for his silence on British Prime Minister David Cameron's announcement that a prison will be built in Jamaica to house criminals who committed illegal acts in England.
According to Savage, Chronixx is making himself seem like a hypocrite, who is only interested in dragging down another black man.
"Mi memba Queen Ifrica song wey sey 'time like these mi miss our heroes' and it's strange how Chronixx as the voice of the people, jump and sey Obama is a waste-man. Yet at the same time Obama is one of the greatest black men because he is the first black person to become president of the most powerful country in the world," Savage told THE STAR.
"Now this white man come here and wah mek prison after 200 years of slavery and mi nuh hear nothing. Where is Chronixx now? You are the voice of the people, so why aren't you talking? And now is the right time. You are making it seem like you are only burning out the black man and that to me that is hypocritical."
The deejay says he is not trying to start a feud with Chronixx, nor does he have any issues with him, but is rather concerned about his silence when the timing seems right.
"Big up Chronixx, Bounty, Mavado and every other artiste, but we have to start speaking on some real issues because our children will have to pay for these decisions our country is making," Savage said.
As for Chronixx, it appears that the singer was severely bothered by the backlash he received from the media and fans after his 'waste man' comment that was seemingly aimed at Barack Obama. Following Cameron's visit, Chronixx took to Instagram on Thursday to throw a few subliminal shots of his own.
"I'm thinking ... of what is happening now ... is all in our music. Cyah sey wi never warn. In the end we played our part ... and we are very happy that many heard and prepared their minds and hearts. The system you defend start break down like a leggo ... at least I don't make the front page of The Gleaner when I talk in parables," he said.
During the visit, Cameron also ruled out reparation payments, encouraging Caribbean people to put slavery behind them and move on.