Reggae star Anthony B has denied allegations that he had uttered an expletive to fellow artiste Jimmy Riley during the staging of the annual Rebel Salute show.
"I and I Anthony B don't know what Jimmy Riley's son is talking about when he say I send a message to tell him "suck his mother". I never even saw him backstage and if he is following hearsay, that is disappointing because that is a serious allegation, and he should respect me enough man to man to come to me and talk face to face, and ask if that is true before going public," Anthony B said.
"Why would I say that and why would I send a message saying that? What would his performance time at Rebel Salute have to do with me? He should respect the principle of Tony Rebel show. I believe he is just trying to look a hype for the New Years because Jamaica is saying I did a great job closing the show," he said.
Anthony B is upset that Tarrus Riley is bringing his name into disrepute and sullying his standing in the Rastafarian community.
"We are both from the Rasta community and I don't know of Rasta getting into mix up bangarang or propaganda that he would go public telling lies on a next Rasta man and fellow reggae artiste. Why would I send a message to him via a next person? Mi no deal inna hearsay!"
He said that Riley was upset that he had to work without his band and he had to share the stage during Fantan Mojah's stint because he wanted to work so he could leave to do a next event.
"Whatever problems he has, he should take it up with the stage management and not bring my name into mix up and bangarang. Riley needs to respect the principle of Rebel show and stop spreading lies and propaganda," he said.