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May 30, 2014
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Benji Hype robbed in ny during Memorial Day weekend

Benji Hype

Dancehall artiste Benji Hype, known for the 'Google Bad Mind' single, was robbed at gunpoint by two men after leaving a dancehall party in Long Island, New York, during Memorial Day weekend.

He was reportedly robbed of US$2,000 cash, as well as two expensive gold chains worth more than US$10,000. He reported the robbery to the New York police who are investigating the matter.

"Is just bad mind. Ah long time dem did a watch me and ah pree out mi ting. The robbers were not Jamaicans, ah two yankee youth and both of them armed with guns. One of the youths who ah par wid me run lef me after the yankee youth, point the gun at mi head and tek off mi chains," explained Benji Hype, whose real name is Bernard Wint.

He said he made a 911 call to the police and sped off in his ride in pursuit of the robbers, who ran through the backyards of nearby homes and made good their escape.

"The chains are just material things and I can make back the cash, but I am just grateful to be alive. When a man points a gun at your head, anything can happen. Bullet no respect nobody, bullet no have no eye, so anything can happen. Mi just a give God thanks because a 20-year-old Jamaican youth was killed in Queens, over the same weekend in a separate incident," he said.

Benji Hype is known for other singles, Man Dark and Rave Everyday.

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