"I AM SORRY " Mr. Vegas apologizes to Jamaica for his role in altercation video

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  Entertainer Mr. Vegas has apologized to Jamaicans about his role in filming a viral video of a near-fatal altercation between the security guard and the the licensed firearm holder in the presence of King Alarm personnel. 


Mr. Vegas accepted that he may have made some missteps and apologised for his role in filming the video which has now gone viral online. 

"After watching the whole 20 minutes now that is online,  I accept the wrongs that I did, I was wrong to try to bring peace, and calmness to a hostile situation and wrong to videotape it to try and save lives. I thought that having the camera on would ease the tension. I was wrong to pronounce the youth dead after I heard him gasping for breath and saw him stumbling," he said.  

"However, where I was standing with the camera, I could not see what initially transpired between the licensed firearm holder and the security guard because the car was blocking my view. So my first thought when I heard the shot, and saw him stumble away while holding his neck, was that he had been fatally shot

Based on the fact that I thought that I was doing the right thing to defuse the situation, I was frustrated, and I apologize for some of my harsh comments on camera, but that was out of frustration, and my desire to have the situation de-escalated earlier if they had only listened to me," he said.  




He admitted that his "naivete" and "desire of peace" caused him to be pulled into a volatile situation at the expense of his family's well-being.

"I am sorry that my natural instinct (to help) kicked in, I should have been more responsible. I don't think people close to me should be suffering because of my naivete of trying to attain the unattainable in this world, which is peace and love. Please accept my apology. I am sorry that I tried to hold the peace, I am sorry that I took out a phone and tried to videotape the situation to de-escalate the situation, I am sorry that my instinct was to calm the situation, I apologize to the world. I am sorry that I did all those things, I apologize," a penitent Mr Vegas said. 

The artiste will be leaving the island to embark on a European tour this weekend, and he is gearing up for the release of his reggae album, 'Ism'.  

Surveillance footage leaked to the media of the altercation video has shown that apparently, Mr. Vegas claims that the security guard had been attacked prior to that incident were true 

Asked if he felt vindicated now that the surveillance footage had been released, a penitent-sounding Mr. Vegas told ONE876 EDITOR Claude Mills that "there was no vindication".


"Some things you wish you could re-do, this is one of them. I have to address self, and why waste your days trying to preach black love, it is not worth my sanity, this whole thing has got way out of control," he said. 



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