Shaggy is mostly known for his string of hit singles in the late ’90s and early ’00s — “It Wasn’t Me” and “Angel” will still immediately compel me to sing along loudly and poorly whenever I hear them (man, whatever happened to Rikrok?). But it looks like the pop-reggae artist might soon be known for something with much weightier global consequences: ending the threat of ISIS once and for all. In a new interview with The Miami New Times to promote his recent single “Go Fuck Yourself,” he had some harsh words for the notorious terrorist organization:
ISIS can go fuck themselves. That’s some crazy shit what they’re doing. It’s horrible, man. I can’t see…I don’t get that much hate. I just don’t get that level of evil. I can’t understand it…I get someone having a cause. I get somebody fighting for their cause. And I get that people struggle; I get that they suffer. But how does that justify killing your brother? Taking their heads off and filming it…That’s a different level of evil right there.
But, never one to point out a problem without offering a solution, Shaggy went on to suggest an easy plan to implement:
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 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…Man, it’ll put them in a vibe. And throw some Bob Marley up in there and there’ll be peace. Some of these world leaders need to be stoners though, really.
Granted, this sample size is a little small, but I know that I personally have never wanted to kill anyone while listening to Shaggy. Shaggy is great. If anyone can pull this off, it’s Shaggy.