Beenie Man had a not so pleasant run in with some of his fans in Zimbabwe.
The Dancehall king was performing in Harare for the African leg of his Unstoppable Tour. Seems the massive crowd at the inaugural Spring Festival at Alexandra Sports Club was not pleased with the delivery from the Doc. Some fans were booing while others hurled expletives at the dancehall legend. Local deejay Winky D, on the other hand, was well received at the inaugural Spring Festival.
“Beenie Man’s performance showed that he is now struggling probably with age,” Ras Tonde said. “He was not at his best where he can be considered as a great entertainer as he played second fiddle to Winky D.” Some fans showed the dancehall icon some love and even chided other patrons for being too hard.
“He has been touring all summer so I just think that people are being too hard on him,” one fan said. “When all is said and done Beenie Man is still one of the greatest dancehall artists in the world and we love him. I look forward to seeing him come back to Zimbabwe. Beenie your always welcome here.”
Beenie Man put on a solid performance for his fans at this year’s Reggae Sumfest in July and then moved on to his overseas Unstoppable Tour. Perhaps the dancehall legend, who is now in his 40s, is feeling a bit exhausted. We saw clips from his performance in Zimbabwe and he was in fine form. Some crowds are a little harder to pleased that some.