Jamaican deejay VYBZ KARTEL has backed out of show in Georgetown, Guyana, after allegedly receiving death threats.
The dancehall artist left a Caribbean Airlines plane shortly before take-off when he was due to appear at the Jam Zone Summer Break alongside MAVADO and MR. VEGAS.
An unnamed source told The Weekend Star: "Him pretend that he was ill and got them to allow him to leave the flight in a mad rush."
KARTEL later explained that "Some man a Guyana want to either kill me or kidnap me and I have nothing more to say."
Promoters of the Summer Break show contacted the Jamaican minister of youth, culture and sports, Olivia Grange who was unable to reach KARTEL.
The minister told the Star: "I got a call from Guyana wanting me to get in touch with him, but I don't know why he came off the flight. I tried earlier to get in touch with him and I am still trying."
Cancelling big shows aside, VYBZ KARTEL is currently in the process of filming for his new reality show, “Teacha’s Pet” that airs on CVM TV next month.
KARTEL also hit the headlines last week after removing from YouTube a cover of his single “Summer Time” by rising British-Jamaican artist KHALIA.
He removed the song due to copyright infringement, explaining that she didn’t get any authorisation from Adidjahiem Records to cover the track.
KHALIA has since said: “My favourite dancehall artiste was Vybz Kartel until he got my cover of his song removed from YouTube, so now I say Mavado, Gully to the world…I loved the song and thought it would sound good in a higher octave.”
Earlier this year KARTEL released his latest studio album, Kingston Story, produced by Dre Skull on Mixpak Records.