Shebada Talks Being Gay And Getting Hate From Dancehall [VIDEO]

Popular Jamaican comedian Keith “Shebada” Ramsey sat down for an interview with Winford Williams last weekend.

Shebada is widely regarding as the new face of comedy in Jamaica but his fame didn’t come without some harsh backlash from dancehall.

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Since getting his big break in acting, Shebada has been the subject of homophobic lyrics from the likes of Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Vybz Kartel and more dancehall acts.

According to the “Bashment Granny” star, dancehall artists used him as props to make their music sound good. But he flip the script and use those artists as promotion.

“I won’t really say they hate me but they use me as props to make the music sound good and just to gain recognition and hype,” Shebada told Winford. “The first time I heard a song that say ‘bullet in Shebada face’… at first it was frightening but then I looked at it and say if they can promote me then overseas people are going to want to know who they are talking about.”

Shebada, who is widely regarded as gay, says he is able to move around in Jamaica freely without being attacked or harassed. The comedian also explained why he thinks Jamaica is not the most homophobic place on earth.

“Jamaica pretend to be the most homophobic place,” Shebada said. “Because why are they fighting for a visa to go to places where gay is legal… Artists regularly work for promoters who are gay.”

Shebada also says he has plans to launch a career in dancehall.

Watch the interview below.

 
 
 

2 Comments

  1. when human leave the womb of their mother to enter this universe, nake human came into the world. when human leave the womb of their mother nine months of creation of a soul and organ human enter the earth and saw the wealth of the earth that belong to the power that created us in our mother womb and send us for a purpose on earth. that same power that created us in our mother womb will call back the conscious soul from earth. when human become unconscious to earth when the creator call back the soul we can not take any wealth of this earth. free choice to know this is the true. what are we fighting for? and nothing belong to human we leave our mother womb and see wealth and human will leave the wealth on earth when God call back the soul. human are biggest loser. satan, evil beast program human brain to think human own the wealth of the earth. big lies, all human to use the wealth on earth and enjoy not to attach.. satan human can not enjoy this beautiful nature God given to human , sin is just for a moment, sin will tear you apart, steeling what God destiny for you.

  2. I love Shebada in the comedy. He is funny and affluent. Talented. So what if he is gay. He can take a statement, and give a statement, just the same as anyone else. He has earned it. I don’t think when people watch him on stage they see him as gay. He makes this transparent in his performances, after all it is about the acting.

  3. we nuh want batty man ina we business bloodclaat man piss off

  4. He has a point about visa if u don’t like gay people why u fighting for visa to go in there country .The only person who is not fighting to get a visa is Bounty Killer . I don’t care what people want to be not my business

  5. shebada you must be stark raving mad! the comments you uttered are quite baseless and doesnt depict the majority of the populace. While you can parade around in your prado along with your car full of security guards majority of Jamaicans in the LGBT community cannot afford such luxury.