Bounty Killer Opens Up About How U.S. Visa Denial Affected His Life, Dancehall Career
Dancehall star Bounty Killer recently opened up about his prolonged inability to travel to the United States, a situation the 51-year-old has described as "devastating" to his music career and family.
"It's life. Life is life and yuh affi jus live. I don't know what I did to not have a visa for 13 years, but up until this day, di embassy nuh even have a good explanation for me," Bounty told Gaza Uncle and DJ Everlina in a YouTube interview.
The Warlord described the challenges he's faced due to this restriction.
"I don't even know how I survive," he explained. "Most of my fans are in the US, and that's where the music market is biggest, and I can't even get to go promote my songs or greet my fans or even my
family, my kids. I got several kids in the US, so this
While the visa restrictions have undoubtedly affected him, Killer acknowledged the role of social media in bridging the gap. His Verzuz battle against Beenie Man, for example, allowed him to engage with his North American audience, even if only temporarily.
"Well, the greatest thing is we inna di era of social media. That's the most presence I have with my fans in America," he told Gaza Uncle. "As you can see, the Verzuz was the closest connection I got with the fans. So, these likkle panels, and social media and we online concerts - that's the closest I can get to my fans in America."
affected me devastatingly."