BY RICHARD JOHNSON Friday, December 22, 2017
Shaggy sees the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States of America as a blessing in disguise.
For the Jamaican-born act, who migrated to the US and fought in the Gulf War as a member of the army, Trump's presidency has caused black people in America to wake up to the reality of how they are really seen in that country.
“Donald Trump cause everybody to find dem yard. I fought for the United States government, did four years in the military and fought in the Gulf War; I pay taxes in America — you do not want to know the figure; and at the end of the day I am just a number — a black man. I am just a second-class citizen. That doesn't change in America.”
“I am one of those persons who is glad Donald Trump is president... absolutely! It makes us realise that some of the people I thought was my really good friends, really are not. He (has) allowed a lot of people to come out of their face. Because a lot of them were really just keeping it under wraps. These are people who you would have trusted to a point that you would have left all your children's future in their hands. They were your friends... they were at your dinner table. So it's good that he's president because it has allowed a lot of people to wake up. You have not seen so many people wake up,” Shaggy continued.
He said that is the reason he took to keep his family in Jamaica, which for him truly feels like home. more