Oh, so this is where Shaggy is now.
According to a recent interview published by Miami New Times, he’s taken the same direction as many musicians and has gotten politically active by contemplating the complex political issues and security threats posed by the terrorist organisation ISIS.
In the bizarre yet interesting interview, Shaggy says he fails to comprehend how an organisation could be led by pure evil.
“ISIS can go f*** themselves. That’s some crazy s*** what they’re doing. It’s horrible, man. I can’t see… I don’t get that much hate. I just don’t get that level of evil. I can’t understand it.”
He goes on to explain how he would tackle the infamous terrorist organisation, and yes — it does involve them listing to Shaggy’s music.
“If you’re able to cut a man’s head off, you’re sick. But right, music evokes emotion. So if they’re listening to Shaggy music or reggae music, they’re not going to want to cut somebody’s head off.
“There’re two things you want to do when you listen to reggae: You get somebody pregnant, or you’re f***ing high. High people don’t want to kill nothing; they want to love.
“They need to bag some Jamaican weed and distribute it amongst ISIS. I guarantee there won’t be any more wars out there.”
Whether the world’s governments will implement Shaggy’s strategy is unclear. However, what is certain is that if ISIS started listening to reggae music and smoking dope on a regular basis, Malcolm Turnbull won’t need to worry about anyone amplifying the threat of ISIS.
Is Shaggy onto something here? Does the world need a little bit more of what reggae stands for; peace, love and, uh, marijuana? Let us know in the comments below!