Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Iwer says no Machel Monday appearance without apology

Anthon Chow Lin On aka Chinese Laundry playfully part Iwer and Machel backstage at an event earlier in the Carnival season.

Anthon Chow Lin On aka Chinese Laundry playfully part Iwer and Machel backstage at an event earlier in the Carnival season.

Iwer George is calling on Machel Montano and Anthony Chow Lin On aka Chinese Laundry to apologise to him and Sunny Bling before he blesses the Machel Monday stage again.

In a release issued on Saturday afternoon, George, dubbed the Water Lord, responded to calls from Montano for him and Sunny Blingg to perform at Machel Monday.

During his performance at Army Fete on Friday night, Montano called on George and Sunny Blingg to come on his show. He stated that he has been reaching out to George without a response.

Last year, comedian, radio personality and talk show host Sunny Blingg, real name Kerron Sealey, was asked to leave the Machel Monday stage when he showed up to perform with George. 

George sang about the incident in his now famous Road March Bacchanal.

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In his release, George detailed a historical timeline of incidents which he said the two men have to apologise for including an alleged 10-year ban from one of the radio stations owned by Chow Lin On and being told that he is banned from Machel Monday this year.

The entire timeline of events is posted on George's Instagram account. 

George made it clear that he was speaking on his behalf and not Sunny Blingg's.

"As far as Sunny Blingg, I cannot and will not speak on his behalf. That is a relationship that Machel will have to directly mend himself. However, the Sunny Blingg situation begs the question: if it "wasn't that type of show" last year...what has changed this year?

"When the Dr & Mr Laundry publicly apologise for their various bans and publicly apologise to Sunny Blingg for their treatment of him last year, then I will consider Blessing the 2019 Machel Monday stage. If I do, trust and believe that I will be sending in an invoice this year," he said. 

Loop contacted Montano's manager Che Kothari as well as Chow Lin On and is still awaiting a response. 

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