Noisey, the music division of Vice, angered Vybz Kartel fans on social media when they released a music video for the embattled deejay’s single “Beautiful Girl” casting only homosexuals living in the New Kingston gutter.
According to Noisey, they licensed the single to use in their new documentary Young and Gay: Jamaica’s Gully Queens.
“This was the perfect opportunity for us to come together and make a somewhat surreal video for their favorite artist, with its challenges along the way.”
Electric shocks and twerking came hand in hand. With our generator and lights teetering over the water of the gully and each gully queen dancing harder than the last, it was a dangerous but powerful shoot (and luckily no one got fried).
“Kartel was unable to sign off on this video as an official promo, but we licensed the song and are putting it out there to show people a rarely seen side of one of our favorite places in the world.”
Yesterday a rep for Vybz Kartel told Dancehall HipHop that he strongly objected to the use of his music in the documentary and has not authorized the music video.
The incarcerated deejay has instructed his legal team address the situation.