Singer Shaggy has a possible solution for stopping the Islamic State: reggae music and weed.
In an interview with Miami New Times, the 46-year-old, best known for his 2000 song "It Wasn't Me," expressed his disdain for ISIS militants and the massacres the group has committed in the Middle East. He thinks they need some music and marijuana in their lives.
If you’re able to cut a man’s head off, you’re sick. But right, music evokes emotion. So if they’re listening to Shaggy music or reggae music, they’re not going to want to cut somebody’s head off. There’re two thing[s] you want to do when you listen to reggae: You get somebody pregnant, or you’re fucking high. High people don’t want to kill nothing; they want to love. They need to bag some Jamaican weed and distribute it amongst ISIS. I guarantee there won’t be any more wars out there.
Other world leaders can take a cue, too.
"Man, it’ll put them in a vibe. And throw some Bob Marley up in there and there’ll be peace," he concluded. "Some of these world leaders need to be stoners though, really."
Shaggy was enlisted in the Marine Corps, according to The Independent, and served in the Gulf War. As a musician, he released his first album in 1993. He now has 10 studio albums to his name and dropped his latest single, "It's Alright" with Kranium, last month.
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