Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lawya Mi Seh Eh Nuh

Popular Deejay Adidja 'Vybz Kartel' Palmer finds himself in legal hot water with media personality and show promoter G T Taylor. Taylor is suing Kartel for breach of contract due to Palmer’s non-appearance at Taylor’s annual Christmas Extravaganza show held on December 25 at Independence Park, Black River in St. Elizabeth. Taylor seeks reimbursement for damages to his name as a promoter with a public apology by Kartel also he seeks the return of monies paid as a 50% deposit for his appearance in the tune of J$150,000.

Kartel a headlining act for the show was M.I.A. for his 12:30am slot even after allowances were made by Taylor in order to facilitate the Deejay’s performance at another event ’March Out’ held the same night. Taylor who is apparently pissed off since to date nether Kartel nor anyone from his camp can provide an explanation (good or half assed) for his absence after Taylor allegedly made numerous calls to both the artist and his publicist. Understandably annoyed Taylor states that the artist did the same thing the year before (2007) however in that scenario no contracts were made out and the deposit was returned. Other un-litigated no-shows included Bounty Killa and Macka Diamond but they appeared on air on Irie FM and made public apologies.

It was only Taylor and his attorney Donald Gittens who were present when the case was called in the Black River Resident Magistrate’s court yesterday (May 6, 2009). However Gittens informed the court the he had been in dialogue with Kartel’s attorney Seymour Stewart via telephone who told him that his client is ‘putting the money together for repayment’.


  1. Now that's a real nigguh moment right there...take the man money, never show up, didn't earn it and spending it off, and now scrounging up money to pay him back...bwoy, even ME feel like me want an apology and I wasn't there.

  2. LOL Probably he was just tried from March Out and just never know how or what to say to GT seeing as him did do the same thing the year before. And I guess GT upset cause as a show promoter when acts don’t come over and over that mess with your credibility and by extension your money. But whatever the case I don’t see Kartel giving the apology, I may be wrong, but GT just gonna get him money back.