Bounty Killer Busted For Assaulting Girlfriend; Jamaican Artists’ Visas Revoked

(AllHipHop News) Popular Jamaican dancehall artist Bounty Killer was arrested today (April 5th) at his home on the island, for allegedly attacking his girlfriend. According to reports, Bounty Killer, born Rodney Price, was taken into custody by the St. Andrew North Police for the attack, which allegedly occurred when he attempted to end their three-year relationship. When Bounty Killer was taken into custody, police claim he used his only telephone call to reach the woman and threaten her life, while officers were present. A judge refused to grant the singer bail and he will remained jailed until his court date on Wednesday (April 7th). Bounty Killer also faces previous charges of possession of a firearm, marijuana possession and wounding and assault. The news of Bounty Killer’s arrest comes days after the United States canceled work visa’s for a number of popular dancehall acts, including Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Beenie Man, Mavado and Aidonia. Last week, the U.S. Embassy issued a memo to all airlines not board the artists while their visa’s are being revoked. A number of artists, including Bounty Killer, were forced to cancel shows in Miami and other parts of Florida over this past weekend because of the visa issue. Bounty Killer has worked with a number of popular pop and Hip-Hop acts, including No Doubt, Mya, Wyclef Jean, Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz, Capone-N-Noreaga and others.

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