Reggae Superstar Jah Cure sentenced to 6 yrs in Dutch Prison!

(DancehallMag) Reggae superstar Jah Cure has been sentenced to six years in prison in the Netherlands for attempted manslaughter.T he Prison Walls singer, 43, whose real name is Siccaturie Alcock, stabbed event promoter Nicardo ‘Papa’ Blake, 45, on October 1 at Dam Square, in the city center of Amsterdam, where he was booked for a performance. Cure had performed at Blake’s concert, two days before, in the Melkweg. However, he had not been paid his performance fee of 5,000 euros. Prosecutors had demanded that the Jamaican singer be sentenced to eight years, with time served, for attempted murder and assault. However, Jah Cure‘s lawyer Tim Scheffer argued that the incident was self-defense and that it was never the singer’s intention to stab the concert promoter in the first place. Scheffer had also told the court that the threatening messages that Jah Cure sent prior to the stabbing were “part of the Jamaican reggae culture,” according to Het Parool.On Tuesday, the panel of three judges rejected Cure’s claim of self-defense but ruled in his favor that it was not a premeditated act of attempted murder. “There is still too little evidence for a preconceived plan to take the victim’s life,” one judge said, according to Telegraaf.According to, the court today described the incident as an “apparently fairly trivial conflict” which Jah Cure ‘blew up and escalated’.“The judge ruled that such a stabbing incident in broad daylight in a busy place such as Dam Square does give the victim and society a great sense of insecurity,” Telegraaf noted.This will not be Jah Cure’s first prison stint.In 1998, he was sentenced to 13 years in prison for raping and robbing a woman at gunpoint. He served 8 years and during the last leg of his sentence, the singer’s popularity skyrocketed following the release of his hit singles Longing For (2005), and Love Is (2005)—which he admitted were recorded illegally—and True Reflection (Prison Walls) (2007).He’s also known for the hit songs Never Find, the John Legend cover All Of Me, That Girl, Wake Up, and What Will It Take.His 2015 album, The Cure, earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Reggae Album that year.Cure’s latest song is Blood In The Water, which was released in February 2022.Last September, before his arrest, he had announced that he was adding the final touches to a new album, titled Undeniable.

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