U.S. Virgin Islands promoter upset with Vybz Kartel

A release was sent to our offices yesterday afternoon, stating a Federal Complaint has been filed against Vybz Kartel/Adidjaheim Records.

A copy of the release below:

Akshun Entertainment which is a promotion company that belongs to my fiancee and I. We secured the reggae artist Jahvinci and Blak Rhyno through Adidjaheim Records which is the record label owned by Vybz Kartel. Long story short, they were scheduled to be on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands on November 26th and missed their flight due to Visa issues (THEY LIED)! We scheduled their flight for November 27th (the day of the show) and once again they missed their flight. After several phones calls from 1:30pm to 5:00pm we were forced to cancel our show because they were the main acts.

This has become a habit with Vybz Kartel organization and his associates by not showing up for events after they have received their deposits. In the Virgin Islands (32sq mile island), it is hard to be a promoter. Securing sponsors for events like these are very difficult and your credablity is shot once you are unable to successfully put on a show. Needless to say, this is where my company stands to date.

So I plan to make a statement to Mr. Kartel and ANY other entertainer that feels that they can take money from any promoter within the Virgin Islands and not show up for they event and walk away. I’m not playing with them. They can’t offer a FREE SHOW, that will require me to pay for venue, hotel and transportation AGAIN. I have filed a Federal Complaint within the U.S District Court of the Virgin Islands and would be more than happy to provide you with copies.

Stay tuned for subsequent releases.