Dancehall Artists Reacts To Ninjaman Murder Conviction

The local dancehall fraternity has been reacting to Ninjaman murder conviction earlier this week.

The dancehall legend and his two co-accused are staring down a life sentence after being found guilty for killing 20-year-old Ricardo Johnson in March 2009. The conviction in Jamaica’s Supreme Court sent shock-waves through the dancehall community. Several of his peers in the genre including Bounty Killer, Mavado, D’Angel, and Bling Dawg have shared their reaction. “He was my first DJ Jah know star,” Mavado wrote.

“This is a very sad time for me right now I’ve know Ninja Man to be someone you can talk with in any situation, one that is always quick to resolve problems, especially the ones that often times develop amongst artist in the music industry,” D’Angel wrote on Instagram while asking for the deejay to get a second chance. “I’ve learnt to gain respect for Ninja throughout the years even more because I’ve seen how he helped a lot of people in need all over a man with a BIG heart.”

Bling Dawg wrote a lengthy statement condemning some fans who are attacking Ninjaman amidst his conviction. Bounty Killer repost that statement. “As I read the comments made towards you People are so cruel these days not knowing what truly happen that’s why me stay in a My Rass lane and no chat up to people cause at your low no BODY GIVES A F**K my prayers goes out to the two side of the family affected by this case I’m not a judge and I wasn’t there when whatever happen but I will say your a true legend. I send my blessing to you and the victims family and may god be with you all,” the dancehall deejay wrote.

He was my first DJ Jah know star ?

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Great words of sincerity bredda I’m with that also amen god is the real judge ?? ???? #Repost @thereal_blingdawg ??? As I read the comments made towards you People are so cruel these days not knowing what truly happen that's why me stay in a My Rass lane and no chat up to people cause at your low no BODY GIVES A FUCK my prayers goes out to the two side of the family affected by this case I'm not a judge and I wasn't there when whatever happen but I will say your a true legend. I send my blessing to you and the victims family and may god be with you all #ninjaman #historical Respect my exact words @kranium need not to say a words. Is like u write thru my thoughts! #RICKEYRUDIE #blingdwag #dawghouseproductions

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This is a very sad time for me right now?I've know Ninja Man to be someone you can talk with in any situation, one that is always quick to resolve problems, especially the ones that often times develop amongst artist in the music industry. I've learnt to gain respect for Ninja throughout the years even more because I've seen how he helped a lot of people in need all over?a man with a BIG heart?…I just truly hope when all is said and done God will smile on Ninja and turn around things for the better. I don't know what happened because i wasn't there, but all i can do is continue to pray for a second chance for the great Ninja. If you believe in miracle let us all join hands and pray? through God all things are possible #everyjudgerisasinner

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