Homophobic Reggae & dance hall Songs

Reggae and dancehall music plays a major role in the country’s rejection of homosexuals. The ungodliness of homosexuality is portrayed in music. Masculinity is often overemphasized through their lyrics by the artists who often refer to as “rude boy” wanting to kill batty man. Videos are taken from YouTube

Buju Banton “Boom Bye Bye”

Chorus-

Boom bye bye
Inna batty bwoy head
Rude bwoy no promote no nasty man
Dem haffi dead
Boom bye bye
Inna batty bwoy head
Rude bwoy no promote no nasty man
Dem haffi dead


T.O.K “Chi chi man”

Chorus-

From them a par inna chi chi man car
Blaze the fire make me bun them (Bun them!!!!)
From them a drink inna chi chi man bar
Blaze the fire make we dun them (Dun them!!!!)


Sizzla “Nah Apologize”

(Beginning of song)- Dem talk bout say fi apologize to batty boy.

Main lyrics in songs expressing extreme homophobia-

Apologize fi wha? Dem fi apologize to Jah!
Gunshot dem fi get!

Rastaman don’t apologize to no batty boy
If yuh diss King Selassie I, mi gunshot yuh boy

Gwaan like dem smart and gwaan like dem crafty
Yo, shoot dem inna dem heart, dem too fucking nasty


Scoobay Riddim and Beenie Man “Batty Man fi Dead”


Dr. Evil “Batty Boys Need To Stay Far From We”

Battyboy’s
Dem need fi stay far we (dem fi gwey)
Cuz we nah inna wha dem inna (no)

Basically this song is saying BattyBoys- (Gay men)

Need to not be around straight men because they do not like their lifestyles.