Outspoken dancehall critic and popular disc jock Foota Hype claims he has been receiving death threats since critiquing the music video for “Gimme“, the latest single released by British singer Sam Smith featuring Jessie Reyez and Jamaican songstress Koffee.
Amassing over 870,000 views on Youtube since its release three days ago, the video has been met with mixed reviews from Jamaicans, with some lauding Koffee for her bravery in the oversexualized visual. In contrast, others consider it a slap in the face or outright disrespect to the reggae genre which she represents.
The pushback stems from several scenes depicting people of various sexual orientations engaging in risque behaviour in a party environment.
Taking to his Instagram account @galliswednesdayz Foota posted an image stating, “So I am getting death threats from Koffee Battyman Team saying they put $25K on my head (laughing emojis) tell dutty Koffee keep the money and try buy back a soul cause di one weh u have done.”
The post was accompanied by the caption,
“Battti ppl can’t scare me @originalkoffee u stenk like sh||||||||||||t dutty demon gyal a mi run jah crew so come in a unu thousands and few bout unu a send threat ring unu mother.”
“Gimme” is the second single from Smith’s forthcoming album “Gloria”, slated for release on January 27 via Capitol Records.