Monday 26 October, 2020

Dexta Daps reportedly held 'secret' party in NY that broke COVID rules

Dexta Daps

Dexta Daps

Dancehall artiste Dexta Daps is under the microscope in the United States after he reportedly held a "secret" concert in Brooklyn, New York which breached social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols. 

Videos of the event, held over the weekend, have been widely circulated on social media, according to the New York Post

In one of the Instagram footage, Daps, whose original name is Louis Grandison, can be seen performing at the packed outdoor venue that has not been disclosed to date.

Another video clip shared by the New York Post saw the famed dancehall star performing with reggae singer, Ikaya.

Several patrons are observed without the mandatory masks, while social distancing was widely ignored.

According to the paper, New York's COVID-19 guidelines allow for outdoor entertainment-related activities at 33 per cent capacity and with six feet of distance between people.

While it is not clear whether the Jamaican will face charges, he was said to have promoted the event.

The concert was advertised as a “special, exclusive day party at a secret location” at US$50 per ticket.

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