Amid several reports last week that dancehall artiste Squash had been shot and injured during a gun battle in Lauderhill, Florida, the deejay has stepped forward to deny the claims.
On Sunday, via social media, the entertainer assured fans and the broader public that he was not injured and still very much “alive.”
“Uno know 6ix Boss deh yah live and direct, uno know 6ix Boss already, my ting a nuh fi come pon live and try explain, nuh care wah mi hear, and the bag a drama all the time, mi always ignore it,” he said
Adding that there was no need for the excess worries, “But you see now, this serious__ the whole a mi loved ones dem, mi fans dem concern bout the 6ixx Boss yuh understand. See it deh, mi alive and kicking, mi fans. Mi want uno know say mi deh yah, mi active, mi fully active.”
Displeased with the reports circulating online, some suggesting he had been killed in the shootout, Squash, whose given name is Andre Whittiker, said this type of misinformation “make things bad for ghetto youths.” Speaking predominantly to members of the blogging and vlogging community, the Montego Bay native pleaded with the perpetrators to desist from spreading erroneous news,
“Bad man, lock off, mek man live, low man, mek man survive, bredda, uno just leave mi alone. Stop getting all muddled up about ah no violence and crime, bredda. Strictly music man do ova yah suh bad man!” – He stressed.
Meanwhile, Broward County police have reportedly opened an investigation into the shooting and are offering up to US$5,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case.
According to police reports coming out of Florida, two men were killed, and a third, believed to be a close associate of a Jamaican entertainer, was hospitalised after a turf war broke out on the streets of Lauderhill, in the vicinity of Blueberry Hill Condos off Northwest 56th Avenue near Oakland Park Boulevard.