Barbadian soca star Lil Rick has broken his silence about his involvement in the controversial Trojan Riddim video which has outraged the public for glorifying thug life.
The recent viral music video featuring Lil Rick, Peter Ram and many other artists is infuriating many as it copies gangster rap styles similar to Jamaican dancehall and American hip-hop.
While the 16-minute video contains violent and obscene language and images of guns, it is the declaration of death on informants and the glorification of gun violence in a supposed war that grips the attention of viewers.
Lil Rick stated that soca has allowed him to rise to national prominence, but even in the soca arena he has always tried to remain true to himself and has tried to reflect on what is happening in Barbadian society.
Prime Minister Mia Mottley said: “I am horrified by the video and I am personally disappointed in the artistes who have not recognised that there is an obligation on their part to accept that to whom much is given much is expected.”