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January 29, 2014
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Mayor's video remixed on 'Bumaye' rhythm

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford makes a statement to the media outside his office at Toronto's city hall last month after the release of an embarrassing video of him in a drunken rage. - AP

Animal New York has turned mayor of Toronto, Canada, Robert 'Rob' Ford's viral video into a catchy dancehall remix. The remix uploaded to YouTube shows an edited version of the mayor's restaurant scene with Ford's voice fused on to the Major Lazer 'Bumaye' rhythm.

The mayor's attempts to 'sober' up came to a halt as his most recent media hiccup comes just two months after he admitted to smoking 'crack'.

Ford was videotaped in a restaurant by an unknown person cursing in what appears to be a Jamaican accent.

The minute-long video shows the disgraced mayor swearing, seemingly intoxicated. According to media reports, in November, Ford said he'd quit drinking but it seems the mayor had returned to his old ways as he admitted to being drunk at the time of the incident.

The 'Bumaye' rhythm was made popular last year by dancehall artiste Busy Signal with the hit single Watch Out Fi Dis. The song gained tremendous popularity, locally and internationally. The song gained more momentum when it was chosen as the track to be played in a Pepsi Cola advertisement which featured Argentine football legend, Lionel Messi.

Since the restaurant video of the mayor was released on YouTube, it has cracked the million-views mark and has garnered mixed reactions from viewers.

One commenter said, "One word: rehab!" while another came to the mayor's defence, stating that his job is still being done so there is no need to judge.

Ford has been in office since 2010 and according to Canada's CTV News, Ford presented his speech to the Economic Club of Canada luncheon last week in what seemed to be his pitch to be returned as Toronto's mayor for a second term.

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