In May, trending dancehall artist Teejay faced a temporary ban from social media imposed by his management team due to an incident involving someone named “Alex from Boston.” However, he returned to Instagram in June to announce his newly minted deal with Warner Music Group, signalling a momentous milestone in his career.
Fast forward to July, despite being advised against addressing sensitive matters online, Teejay disregarded his management team’s advice and launched an attack against DJ Mac, an emerging producer. The dispute revolved around the ownership of Teejay’s hit single, “Drift,” one of the biggest dancehall songs of the year. The Montegonian entertainer explained the song’s origins, stating that he obtained the rhythm from Panda and recorded it in Don’s Garage in Miami, Florida.
The artiste, whose name is Timoy Jones, explained his decision to credit producers for the song, mentioning conversations with Boom Boom, who suggested producing the song himself; Teejay subsequently attributed it to Panda and, out of kindness, also included DJ Mac as a producer. He then criticized DJ Mac, accusing him of trying to claim ownership of other producers’ songs, referencing the incident with “Speed Off.” Teejay concluded his rant by insulting DJ Mac, advising what he should do to his mother before ending the Livestream.
Amidst the controversy, Teejay achieved another notable accomplishment in his career last week, surpassing one million followers on Instagram. This achievement placed him among the elite Jamaican personalities, including Popcaan, Jada Kingdom, Shenseea, Spice, Sean Paul, Usain Bolt, Vybz Kartel, Mavado, and Yanique’ Curvy Diva,’ who have also surpassed this milestone. Teejay’s rise in popularity can be attributed, in part, to the global success of his viral hit “Drift,” which led to his lucrative deals with Warner Music Group.