Jamaican reggae music icon Jah Cure earned international recognition when he released his first single "King in this Jungle" in March 1997. He is best known as the King of Lovers Rock and Roots Reggae following his steady releases of a stream of singles, gaining him critical acclaim worldwide. His 2015 album “The Cure” topped Billboard’s Reggae Albums chart and was also nominated for 2016 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.

The reggae musician has performed in different parts of the world including the 2007 Reggae Sumfest, which gathers all reggae musicians from around the world. On July 22, he is set to perform in Jamaica for this year’s reggae festival but it appears that he is in danger of pulling out of the event.

The reggae musician threatens to pull out his upcoming performance

DanceHallHipHop wrote that just a few hours before his performance at Reggae Sumfest 2017 in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Jah Cure posted a photo of him on his Instagram account. In the photo’s caption, the reggae musician wrote that he will definitely pull out of his forthcoming performance if his time slot that has been set is not honored. “Please to advise sumfest organisers that I'm not a big artist. Lol, so I need my slot as to what was contracted,” his caption reads. “I don't want to be on the stage late. Making my public announcement so my fans and everyone can understand my position on this.”

Jah Cure went on to say that most reggae shows in his home country don’t follow the time slot in the contract that has been agreed upon, which is too unprofessional for him.

He also said that it’s going to confuse everyone especially the fans. According to Dancehall Hiphop, the reggae icon’s recent Instagram post took place after another reggae musician, Masicka decided to pull out of the Reggae Sumfest. This year’s sumfest will be packed with world-class reggae musicians, which will hopefully include the “True Reflections" singer.

International Reggae Sumfest 2017

The annual reggae festival was started in 1993 by Johnny Gourzong and Robert Russell alongside other music enthusiasts in Jamaica. Since then, the infamous festival has been packed with the biggest music icons such as Rihanna, Usher, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, and more.

It has also presented authentic Jamaican and International reggae musicians including the Marley brothers, Toots & The Maytals, Beres Hammond, Buju Banton, among others. This year, well-known artists are lined-up including Sean Paul, Jah Cure, Stephen Marley, Jo Mersa Marley, Beenie Man, Sean Kingston and more.

Jah Cure is set to perform on July 22 with Sizzla, the Marleys, and others. The Reggae Sumfest 2017 has an international online ticketing platform. Fans from Latin America, North America, Europe, UK, Asia, and Africa have also purchased tickets online. The festival runs from July 16 – 2 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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