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A scandal is brewing in Jamaica, after a young woman denied she is in a relationship with dancehall sensation Koffee (pictured right).

Koffee has never confirmed or denied his sexuality (at least not publicly).

The young woman, named Terri, posed for a photograph with Koffee at a popular Jamaican restaurant. The photo went viral after fans questioned if she is in a relationship with the lean, muscular rapper.

Some Jamaican blogs rudely referred to the pair as "Koffee and Creamer."

However, Terri took to social media to deny a relationship. "I'm not her woman or nothing like that. I’m just a fan who took a pic zemii."

She stated many fans took photos with Koffee that day, but hers is the only one that went viral.

"yea a lot of us took pictures with her the day we saw her at Sharkies but only mine seem to be sharing all over social media."

The dancehall musician tried to convince a woman named "Fancy" to join her in lockdown in her song of the same title. Many assumed Terri was Fancy.

The song drew criticism from Jamaicans who look down on homosexuality.

"what kinda girl dress so?" wrote one disgusted fan in response to a photo of the singer wearing an oversized t-shirt and baggy pants below her waist -- similar to the way men wear their pants below their butts.

Another wrote: "where's chuck fender, gash dem and light dem." While a third IG user wrote, "damn shame look at koffee look very disgusting."

Koffee's popularity is increasing globally. She recently landed an LGBT-themed ad deal with MasterCard and an underwear ad with Calvin Klein (see below).

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Listen to Koffee "Lockdown" below.
 

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Reggae legend Bunny Wailer passed away from natural causes in a hospital in Kingston, Jamaica on Tuesday, March 2, his manager, Maxine Stowe, confirmed to the Jamaica Observer newspaper. He was 73.

The musician struggled with speech impediments following his first minor stroke in 2018. He suffered his second stroke in July 2020.

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Born Neville O'Riley Livingston in Kingston, Bunny (in black tee) is best known as an original member of The Wailers, along with his childhood pal Bob Marley (in green jacket) and Peter Tosh (not pictured), in the early 1960s.

He sang on tracks like "Reincarnated Souls", "Burnin'", "Pass it On", and "Hallelujah Time." He went solo in 1973, following the success of the band's major-label debut album Catch a Fire.

Bunny released singles including "Dreamland", "Dancing Shoes", "Searching For Love", "Life Line" and "Bide Up", while he also reworked a string of The Wailers' hits for his 1980 project Bunny Wailer Sings the Wailers.

Bunny won three Grammy Awards (Best Reggae Album) for 1991's Time Will Tell: A Tribute to Bob Marley, Crucial! Roots Classics in 1995, and 1997's Hall of Fame: A Tribute to Bob Marley's 50th Anniversary.

Bunny was considered a national treasure in his native Jamaica, and was awarded the Order of Jamaica in 2012, and the Order of Merit in 2017.
 

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Kalina Collier is looking for work after she was let go by her former employer, JetBlue, for allegedly faking her kidnapping in Jamaica.

Collier reportedly made up the elaborate hoax to avoid being quarantined after testing positive for Covid-19.

Collier posted several videos on social media, claiming that her positive Covid-19 tests were fraudulent because the Jamaican government wanted to hold her at a hotel for sex trafficking or organ trafficking purposes.

Foreigners who test positive after arriving on the Caribbean island are quarantined in a hotel at the government's expense until they test negative.

Collier arrived in Jamaica on January 28 and was scheduled to depart on February 1. She previously tested positive using a rapid antigen test.

Not satisfied with the result, she took another test 30 minutes later, which turned out negative.

The Jamaican Health Ministry's protocol for false positive tests is to take a PCR test, which is determined to be more accurate.

On Feb. 2, Collier's test came back positive, which led to the quarantine order.

But Collier took to Instagram, claiming she was being held against her will in an unknown location for sex trafficking purposes.

Among those she reached out to include YouTube star and social media influencer Amanda Seales, who took up Collier's cause.

Soon the hashtag #FindKalinaCollier was trending on social media, as family and friends claimed they couldn't locate her in Jamaica.

Collier recorded videos on her cell phone, saying she didn't know where she was, or the day or date. She also alleged there were cameras in her room watching her.

But social media users quickly identified the "cameras" as motion sensors and smoke detectors.

After the news media picked up the kidnap story, the hotel provided video to show that Collier was being picked up from the hotel every day in a Mazda car driven by her mother.

Collier's story soon unraveled and she was terminated by JetBlue. She was cleared to leave the island on Feb. 15 after quarantining for 14 days.

Jamaican residents were understandably outraged by her behavior.

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Translated: "This is what we have to resort to because she wants to draw Jamaica into the foolishness about kidnapping of a foreigner. We already have so much to deal with and this is what she picks??? Hurry up and go back to your country!!!!! Please and thank you."

Another wrote in Jamaican Patois:

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(Translated: "You shouldn't have rented her the vehicle. Make her walk back home. Who is she to kidnap?")

JetBlue officials issued an apology to the Jamaican government and to the Jamaican people for the "frustration and concern this incident has caused and reiterate our confidence in the health protocols Jamaica has put in place."
 

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Adele sparked outrage and concern on social media when she posted a photo that shows her wearing a Jamaican flag bikini top and her hair braided in bantu knots.

The 32-year-old pop singer snapped the photo at London's Notting Hill Carnival, according to the photo caption.

Adele further enraged Americans when she left a comment that appeared to mock the Jamaican dialect during the Monica vs Brandy Verzuz battle on Monday night.

"Wah Gwaan! Yow gyal, yuh look good enuh," she wrote. The rough translation is: "What's going on! Wow girl, you look good you know."

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There are plenty of white Jamaicans on the island, but Adele is not one of them. It is considered offensive to native Jamaicans when non-Jamaicans attempt to speak Patois or Patwa and end up butchering the native language.

The reaction on Twitter was mixed as many defended the pop star, saying the message appeared to be Photoshopped.

While some claimed the singer was profiting off black culture, many pointed out the star grew up in Tottenham, London and has been surrounded by black culture all her life.

Supermodel Naomi Campbell, whose mother was born in Jamaica, commented on Adele's Instagram photo with two love heart emojis and two pictures of the Jamaican flag.

While British journalist Piers Morgan said the entire scandal was "absolute guff" on Monday's Good Morning Britain talk show.
 

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Jamaican ska singer Millie Small has died after suffering a stroke in England. She was 73.

Millie was best known for her 1964 hit "My Boy Lollipop," which featured a little-known Rod Stewart playing the harmonica.

Millie's death was confirmed to the Jamaican Observer newspaper by her friend and former producer, Chris Blackwell.

He said of Millie, who he last saw 12 years ago: "I would say she's the person who took ska international because it was her first hit record reaching number 2 both in the U.K. Singles Chart and in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It became a hit pretty much everywhere in the world," he told the Jamaica Observer.

"I went with her around the world because each of the territories wanted her to turn up and do TV shows and such, and it was just incredible how she handled it. She was such a sweet person, really a sweet person. Very funny, great sense of humor. She was really special."

"My Boy Lollipop", originally recorded by Barbie Gaye in late 1956, was a smash hit for 17-year-old Millie in 1964.

The song sold over seven million copies and it was played at the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony.

In a rare interview in the August, 2016, edition of Goldmine, Millie said she never received any royalties for the hit single.

Millie, who was born Millicent Dolly May Small, retired from singing in 1970, "because it was the end of the dream and it felt like the right time." In 1984 she welcomed her daughter, Jaelee, who is a singer/songwriter.
 

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Kanye West's plan to take his popular "Sunday Service" gospel revival to Jamaica has angered local pastors there.

The rap producer is debuting his revival in Kingston's Emancipation Park on the Caribbean island on Friday night, but local pastors have taken exception to his plans.

The island country is deeply religious and the Jamaican people consider themselves Christians. They take the Word of God very literally.

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Religious leaders in Jamaica question the star's commitment to God, despite West's claims he is a born-again Christian.

"I don't know him (West) as a Christian and someone who is being led by the Holy Spirit," local pastor Stephen Blake told the Jamaica Star, according to WENN.com. "We have to examine the motive here."

They are suspicious of West's plan to take a team to the venue to cleanse it of impure spirits before the Sunday Service.

"From a spiritual perspective, I am not 100 per cent comfortable," Blake explained. "Therefore, I am calling for the church to pray against this, just in case there is anything negative associated with this service that Kanye is coming to Jamaica to keep."

The clergyman expressed fears the "Jesus Walks" musician is embracing religion for publicity or personal profit.

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"Some say that he is the Antichrist," Blake said. "Him go mad one day, then him say Trump the next day, and then him come with religion. If his motive is to get attention and stay relevant, then that is wrong."

Another local minister, Father Sean Major-Campbell, advised "caution" over the star's motives but thought the event was just an "entertainment option".

Others, including Jamaican dancehall producer Cordel 'Skatta' Burrell, are angry over the disruption brought by West's event, which has been backed by the Jamaica Tourist Board.

Burrell added: "His Jesus agenda is solely for the benefit of generating sales for his upcoming gospel album and he's only playing chess."

The rapper's gospel album, Jesus Is King, and an accompanying documentary film are due out next Friday, Oct. 25.

This is the first time West has taken his Sunday Service gospel revival outside the U.S.

Jamaican Mob Run Gay Men Out of Town

A Jamaican mob barricaded a group of 5 gay men in a shack until the police arrived to escort the men out of town, according to a report on the Huffington Post.

A video filmed by Jamaica LGBT News is making its way around the Internet. The Jamaica LGBT News interviewed a young man who became "riled up" after the actions of an "alleged homosexual man." The man's statements made made the residents "gravely concerned."

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