Party promoter “Papa” Blake did not appear for trial in an Amsterdam court Tuesday noon to accuse his co-star Jah Cure, who was born Siccature Alcock 43 years ago. But after the stabbing incident, in which a knife punctured his stomach, 45-year-old Jamaican Blake still has fear and pain in his body.
Jah Keor told the judges that he had no other choice. In his eyes, it was already an emergency. He had sung at Melkweg two days earlier, but had not received any money for it. It had to come from Blake. In Dam Square he wanted to confront the Director. Jah Cure: “It was the other way around, I’ve been afraid of ‘Papa’ for years. In 2016 in Switzerland, when he didn’t pay me once, he punched me twice in the face. With his fist. I knew what he was capable of. He was known to be untrustworthy by many Jamaican artists.”
However, Jah Keur continued to sign contracts with “Baba” Blake. “But I avoided it. There was often a third situation between me and him. That’s what I dealt with. That’s what it was like for me,” Jah Cure explained to the judges. “So I expected it to be difficult in Dam Square. When I saw Baba put his hand in his pocket and saw a piece of the knife, I pulled the knife out myself. I ran away right afterwards.”
The reggae artist got into a taxi, because in another place in Amsterdam “the director was waiting for two hours”, with whom he recorded a video. “After all, I’ve already paid four thousand euros for it,” Jah Cure told the judges, who were amazed at how easily the artist came to order today.
Jah Keor’s lawyer waved so. He called it “Jamaican culture”. However, the attorney general had nothing to say about it. Just like the audio messages Jah Cure sent to different people. That he intended to harm the victim, and that he expected to end up in prison and become “news.”
Because between sending letters and stabbing his manager in Dam Square, the reggae artist had a long time to think and walk away from his plans, the prosecutor decided it was premeditated. I found it shocking that the stabbing took place in broad daylight in Dam Square. “People feel like they can’t even walk safely on the street anymore.”
Verdict March 22.
“Unable to type with boxing gloves on. Freelance organizer. Avid analyst. Friendly troublemaker. Bacon junkie.”