Bounty and Beenie were the headlining acts on the Guinness Fully Loaded Music Festival in Mucurapo, Trinidad on Saturday night. But while the two artists were performing together about five minutes in, the dancehall legend left the stage in an angry tantrum and later leave the venue. In a lengthy post on Instagram, Bounty Killer explained why he left the stage.
“The promoters of Guinness Fully Loaded had never booked me to perform along with Beenie Man,” Bounty Killer said. “They booked both me and Beenie as solo acts and think that’s how it works, as long as both artiste on the show then we gonna work together. Nope. So in my head I was gonna do what I was paid to do – which was my solo set. I told one of the promoters I will do my set then call up Beenie at the end and do a few and he said ‘fine.’”
Bounty Killer said that he should have performed after Aidonia but the promoters put him on the spot when they called out both him and Beenie Man at the same time. So in an effort to please the fans he performed a short set and then leave.
LET ME STATE THIS CLEARLY THE PROMOTERS OF GUINNESS FULLY LOADED HAD NEVER BOOKED ME TO PERFORM ALONG WITH BEENIE MAN THEY BOOKED BOTH ME AND BEENIE AS SOLO ACTS AND THINK THATS HOW IT WORKS AS LONG AS BOTH ARTISTE ON THE SHOW THEN WE GONNA WORK TOGETHER NOPE I TOLD DEM THAT THEY HAS TO PAY FOR THAT SEPARATELY AND THEY DID NOT SO IN MY HEAD I WAS GONNA DO WHAT I WAS PAID TO DO WHICH WAS MY SOLO SET I TOLD ONE OF THE PROMOTERS I WILL DO MY SET THEN CALL UP BEENIE AT THE END AND DO A FEW AND HE SAID FINE I WAS TOLD I WERE NEXT AFTER Aidonia ONLY TO HEAR THEY CALLING BOUNTY AND BEENIE TOGETHER ON STAGE IF THE PPL NOTICED IT TOOK LIKE 5 MINUTES FOR ME TO CAME OUT AS I WASN'T GONNA BOTHER PERFORM SINCE THE PROMOTER THINKS THAT THEY CAN PUT ME ON THE SPOT BUT FOR THE LOVE OF MY TRINI FANS I JUST DO A SHORT SET WITH BEENIE AND LEAVE!! @thejamaicastar @jamaicaobserver @jamaican_media @jamaicagleaner @hypetvjamaica