Thursday 23 November, 2017

VIDEO: Chronixx warns media, says entertainers are 'targets' for cops

Chronixx speaks at the launch of the Caribbean Chronology Tour on Wednesday. (PHOTO: Marlon Reid)

Chronixx speaks at the launch of the Caribbean Chronology Tour on Wednesday. (PHOTO: Marlon Reid)

Chronixx was in a militant mood at the launch of his Chronology Tour at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Wednesday.

Mixed with quips that had the audience laughing, he chided a number of individuals and entities during his presentation.

Among his targets were the government, corporate Jamaica, fellow entertainers and members of his Rastafarian faith.

He also warned journalists to be more responsible in how they report on entertainers.

“The people within the media of Jamaica needs to be very responsible with the way you present your artistes to the world,” Chronixx, born Jamar McNaughton, said.

“We have to now understand the cohesive nature of the media… whatever is published is published to the world,” he said.

He said the media must be mindful, for instance, in his estimation, that entertainers are targets for police and can be arrested for what he called “petty things” at any time.

Ironically, he did, thank the sponsors of Chronology Tour, as well as other entertainers and an individual media worker, whom he said helped him along his musical journey.

The Caribbean Chronology Tour will begin on November 18 at the Guyana National Stadium in Guyana, before moving to Grenada at the Grenada National Cricket Stadium on November 24 and then on the following day to Trinidad and Tobago at the Jean Pierre Complex /02.

The tour will then come home to Jamaica with two shows. The first will be at Mass Camp on December 1 with Pier One in Montego Bay hosting the second one the following night. It will conclude in St Kitts at the Fort Thomas Hotel Ground in Basseterre on December 9.

Loop News’ videographer Marlon Reid was at the Pegasus and captured Chronixx’s comments. Watch the video.