Controversial reggae dancehall star Beenie Man told starpulse.com that the term “batty man” does not mean gay.
According to Beenie Man, “A batty man is a man dat like to have sex through the rear; he isn’t gay. He could have a wife and kids, but just does that… it’s also a word for the man that likes to indulge in kid prostitution, which is frowned upon, so of course we will speak out. Gay attacks happen everywhere, why blame it on Jamaican music? In Jerusalem (Israel) if a person is gay, they can be taken to the middle of the road and cut up. But they say we are the most homophobic country in the world!”
To all my West Indian brothers and sisters, please tell me if you agree or disagree with Beenie Man’s definition of the term “batty man.”
Over the weekend I discussed this with two of my good friends who are both gay and from Jamaica and all they could do was shake their heads and laugh.