Tommy Lee Sparta speak out in an emotional plea to stop crime and violence in his hometown Montego Bay.
The dancehall deejay’s plea came just after the Jamaican government announced that Mount Salem, St James, will be the first Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in the Parish. The ZOSO program will see joint police and military operations in these areas and strict curfew is enforced to dismantle criminal gangs and recover guns. Tommy Lee says he simply wants peace and for individuals to work out their differences rather than take each others life.
During a recent performance at Margaritaville in Montego Bay, Tommy Lee took time out to talk to the audience about the killings going on in and around the city. “From the other day its pure killings am hearing about and I just want to tell the youths to stop the killings because it’s embarrassing,” the deejay said in his emotional plea. Sparta also calls for a stop to the killings of women and children which has been a major problem in the country over the last few years.
Tommy Lee Sparta recently signed a new deal with Sean Kingston’s label Time Is Money Entertainment. The deejay says that even though he has recorded a lot of violent music it doesn’t mean that he supports real life violence.
The “Soul Reaper” deejay has his own legal troubles to deal with including a pending trial for lottery scam. He was also named as a person of interest for different criminal incidents across the island over the last few years. Sparta also said that his past affiliation with Vybz Kartel, who was convicted of murder, is having a ripple effect on his career and his ability to travel overseas to perform. Some industry legal experts say all he now needs is proper representation to clear the cloud from over his head.