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False Rumors Effecting Jahshii Career And Family Life

Written by on June 29, 2023

( – The spread of false information has threatened the livelihood, and safety of the ‘Born fighter’ deejay, Joshie, and his family. Two weeks ago, fake news that spread by a blogger heightened the drama of a murder that occurred in the area that Joshie comes from. By twisting up the story, the fake news could have caused a unnecessary fight between an area “don” and the very talented young Dancehall Reggae artist.

The rumor that was spread is, Jahshii had a fight with 45-year-old Omar “Romie” Wright just before the businessman was shot and killed on June 7, which started to circulate on social media. This lead to Jamaican police to bring Jahshii in for questioning, and the cancellation of shows.

The family of Jahshii has responded to claims that Jahshii was involved in the slaying of businessman Omar “Romie” Wright. They also claim that these false reports have had an adverse impact on Jahshii’s career as well as the entire family, causing show cancellations and emotional suffering.

Jahshii’s father Mervin Clarke, and his mother Lorna Henry (Observer photo)

“The vloggers are setting up my family’s life and Romie’s family’s life. They need to do their research before they take up things on their head and spread it,” Jahshii’s mother, Lorna Henry, told the Observer.

“The only people who know about the rumour are the people spreading it and the vloggers. What they are running with, I don’t know anything about and Jahshii don’t know anything about it either. They take this thing to an extreme and I am scared because of the vloggers who tell lies and hoist it like how you hoist a kite.”

She added: “Both families are very close. Romie’s mother is Jahshii’s Godmother. If Jahshii is passing Romie on the street, they hail up each other. Romie’s mother and I grew up in the community. We played together and we never had any problems. Romie calls me ‘Mumma’. He used to use one mop to clean up my place and then he would clean up his businessplace where he used to sell fried food. Him also used to sell June plum and oranges. He was very clean.”

“I just want the people to cut out the nonsense and stop bait up my life and Jashii life. It is not good. Some a dem seh mi pack up and run weh, but I don’t have anywhere to run to. We are tired of it now,” she continued.

According to reports, Wright was killed on Shortwood Road on June 7 at around 10:40 p.m. by armed individuals. There were claims that Wright and Henry, who owns a wholesale company nearby, got into a fight during which he allegedly poured water in her face.

Jahshii’s father, Mervin Clarke blasted the vloggers for their role in spreading propaganda.

“All these vloggers who keep mixing up the youth don’t know the true story. Talk the good things weh di youth do. We want to clear him name. They want to carry down the youth career. Dem want to get to the youth, suh dem start with the mother and the youth mother is a loving parent. She shares and everyone loves her. She is no trouble maker. Dem a frustrate the youth. He is a young youth and when all these things a reach him, if him nuh firm, he will get off him head. We have to make sure we be a rock around him,” Clarke told the Observer.

His cousin, Rochelle Gilzene, said that some promoters and corporate brands have started to give the entertainer the cold shoulder since the allegations began swirling.

“Shows have been cancelled. He has a show in August and the people are saying they can’t have him on the show because of these matters and it is unfair. Corporate entities have wrongfully tried him and this is his means of living. It is wrong. There are a lot of people who use it as an opportunity to jump on it to try and destroy him. Jashii is a born fighter and he is going to rise above this and is going to represent for all the young people in the inner city who want better. The vloggers need to be held accountable. The Government needs to do something to regulate the online platform. People should not be allowed to just say anything and not be held accountable. It affects lives,” she said.

“When you put misinformation out there, you cannot take it back. Romie and I were very close, from childhood up to the time of his passing. This has traumatized Jashii to the core. He is holding on and trusting God. I spoke to him and I heard the frustration in his voice. He said every minute is another thing, from one extreme to the next. Mi hear him ask him mother, ‘wah dem want mi fi do, kill myself?’ When mi hear Jashii seh dat, water drop out a mi eye. At 21, so much different things are on his head. Leave him alone and allow him to bloom and grow.”


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