“Him [Tony Rebel] tell mi seh mi a work 7’o clock right? Mi deh yah from four, wi learn seh time a run… suh wi nah bother work seven…. bredren the people dem out deh fi Bushman eno because they requested Bushman!,” a very emotional Bushman told Onstage TV during a candid interview.
The “Worries and Problems” singer said he refused to leave his loyal fans stranded so promoters told him he could take the stage and perform one song, “How could i be waiting for so long and sing one song?,” the musician questioned.
Bushman added that event organiser, Tony Rebel should extend the event to three nights, explaining that the show has been overbooked for the last decade and its affecting the time artistes get to perform.
Rebel Salute 2019 was held at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in Priory, St Ann on January 18 and 19. This year’s staging had a strong lineup featuring; Michael Rose, The Wailers, The Wailing Soul, Dawn Penn, Wayne Marshall, Marcia Aitken, Anthony Malvo, Wayne Wonder, Cat Coore, Luciano, Perfect, Capleton, Leroy Gibbons, Terri Ganzie, Chezidek, The Mighty Diamonds, Koffee, Mr Easy, Jahbouks, Anu Brian Gold, Bushman, Queen Ifrica, Leroy Smart, Chalice, Yellowman, Agent Sasco, Horace Andy, Half Pint, Ken Boothe, Mr Vegas, Nesbeth, Turbulence, Louie Culture, Echo Minott, Jesse Royal, Bounty Killer, Patoranking, Bobi Wine and many more.
During the interview Bushman also spoke about his new music and being blackballed by local radio stations.
Watch Bushman’s full interview along with Grammy-nominated singer Jah Cure below.