Popcaan, dancehall artist, has asked Prime Minister Andrew Holness to look into the reasons for his detention in the United Kingdom (UK).
On Tuesday (July 5), the Firm and Strong deejay revealed on his Instagram stories that he was detained by UK authorities who informed him that they were acting on information received from his home country.
Popcaan is seen sitting inside what appears to be an airport in the brief video clip. He is holding a piece of paper that he claims is an advisory from Jamaica to the United Kingdom to prevent him from entering the country.
“I’m in the UK right now and they gave me this paper and detain me because of information that was sent by my country that I should be stopped every time I’m here. I wonder why,” he said.
Popcaan called on the PM to address the matter. “Mr Prime Minister, I would like to draw your attention to this once again.”
Popcaan has previously encountered difficulties with immigration in the United Kingdom.
In January, the entertainer also took to social media to reveal that he had been held in immigration for several hours after the Jamaican government allegedly labeled him a “gang leader.”
“I would like to know why someone with authority in Jamaica send information to England immigration that I’m a gang leader and I got charge with firearm, this is not cool at all from my own country, why I have to be sitting in immigration for over 3 hours??” he tweeted at the time.
The entertainer whose birth name is Andre Sutherland also called on Entertainment Minister, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, at the time to also investigate the matter.
“@Babsy_grange I try to ask for your help with this before, Why people from my own country fighting Popcaan and telling lies about me and sending it to other countries?? I don’t know what cause but it needs to be off my name,” he tweeted then.