Ninja Man quits Sting amid threats, and controversy surrounding Gully Bop
Ninja Man recently withdrew from the popular one night Reggae concert Sting, which he has built his career around. According to the Jamaica Observer Ninja Man stated:
I’m no longer affiliated with Sting… I’m not on the show ‘cause violence is not my style, war is not my style, disrespect is not my style.
Mi deh a studio yesterday and a bag a Grants Pen man come fi gang me and mi jus’ jump inna mi car and drive away ’cause mi nuh inna dat deh life,” said Ninjaman.
Ninja Man recently refused to clash internet sensation Gully bop at Sting on Onstage TV. Gully Bop still insisted on trying to insight a clash. At a recent show in Montego Bay he accused Ninja Man of giving him drugs and stealing his style.
Dem a try draw me back inna the ting but me nah take no more disrespect. Mi a big man now. January 24 mi a 49. Mi done with the careless life. I’m moving ahead steadfast, mi done with Sting. Even if them give mi $200 million mi nuh want it.
According to the Jamaica Observer, when Sting promoter Isaiah Laing was contacted he denied having any knowledge said;
He’s still on the show as far as I know, all the required money has been paid over to the artiste and he is expected to be at JamWorld on Boxing Day”
According to other sources Ninja Man will not be at Sting because he is trying to walk a straight line. Ninja Man is currently awaiting his murder trial that has been plaguing him since 2009. The artiste, whose real name is Desmond Ballentine, was expected to stand trial in the Home Circuit Court on November 14th, 2014 but could not. The courtroom scheduled for the case was being used to hold another murder case.
The trial is now expected to start on April 13, 2015. He is accused of the March 16, 2009 murder of Richard Johnson. He is jointly charged with his son Janiel and another man, Dennis Clayton.
A fourth accused, Seymour Samuels, has died.