Skeng arrested at airport - To appear in court on June 21
Fast-rising dancehall deejay Skeng was arrested yesterday afternoon at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston after allegedly getting into an altercation with airport personnel.
According to Dennis Brooks, senior communications strategist for the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Skeng, whose given name is Kevaun Douglas, has been charged.
"We can confirm that Kevaun Douglas was removed from a flight on Tuesday afternoon. He became involved in an argument with a member of port security and started behaving in a particular way that police had to be called," Brooks told THE STAR. "He was arrested and offered bail, after being charged for disorderly behaviour and resisting arrest."
It was reported that Skeng and two members of his entourage were expected to be on a flight to Trinidad and Tobago where he is scheduled to perform for the first time.
The two-day event, called 'Revival: The Return of Dancehall' was scheduled to happen this weekend at Ranch Setters in Valencia on May 28, and at Space La Nouba night club in San Fernando. Skeng was named the headliner for both dates.
The Protocol artiste has been projected to torch the summer by music industry professionals but it appears that the management and public relations team will now have to put out a different kind of fire as he is expected to face a judge on June 21 at the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.
Efforts to get in contact with Skeng's attorney, Christopher Townsend, were unsuccessful. Skeng missed the flight to the twin-island republic but it has not been announced that he will no longer be one of the acts.