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Top Ten Jamaican Celebrity Quotes of the Week: "Who Said What?"

Written by Mellesia Harmon

“The only man that can bring an end to my status is me as a star of track and field in the next couple of years is me, and I’m a phenomenon, a serious competitor – a legend for my generation. Believe me, my time isn’t up just yet” – Usain Bolt, speaking to the Gleaner on the future of his career (jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20131108/sports/sports2.html)

“A just the blessings.  This is definitely a good look not just for Busy Signal and Major Lazer, but for our industry and our country” – Busy Signal, commenting on a new Pepsi commercial which features his and Major Lazer’s track Bumaye (Watch out fi dis!) complimenting football stunts being done by Argentinian Football player, Lionel Messi, The Star Jamaican Newspaper (www.jamaica-star.com)

“It took me some time to clear my name so that wasn’t helpful, but anyone who has followed my career, know that I have a clean record. All I can say is that, I learned from the experience” – Luciano, bouncing back from having his US visa denied and an incident involving murder at his home to releasing his 20th album ‘The Qabalah Man’ (www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Luciano-overcomes_15369680)

“Morgan Heritage would like to clarify that the dubplate of our hugely popular hit “Reggae Bring Back Love” was done ‘fi Jamaica’ as Peetah stated in the intro” – Morgan Heritage in a news release over controversy surrounding their song which was said to have been in support of Audley Shaw in the upcoming JLP elections (www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Morgan-Heritage-distances-itself-from-JLP-leadership-race_15407239)

“Receiving the Simba Award last night at Reggae Cultural Salute 2013. Thank you CPR and team. I’m very grateful” – Etana, receiving the prestigious Simba Award for music in Brooklyn, New York (Facebook: Etana)

“Isreal is a powerful place with a great history and powerful spiritual energy. I am not sure I will see some of the places I have read about in the Bible but I am looking forward to this show and others in Isreal, and showing how far dancehall can reach, every continent, every country in the world” – Beenie Man, on his upcoming tour in Isreal on November 28th (www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Beenie-Man-heads-for-Isreal_15408726)

“Loving @EtanaStrongOne #munro #youth #youthmonth…Webisode video coming soon #reallycaresabouttheyouth @TalkUpYout” – Empress, on the Talk Up Yout high school tour with Etana encouraging youths to identify and talk about problems they face (Twitter: @Empresstv)

“Still elated!” – Micheal Cuffe, Tessanne Chin’s hubby still happy that Tess made it to the top 12 in the live shows of NBC’s The Voice (Instagram: @cuffestuff)

“Judge not what you know not of. Give thanks for love, life and abundant blessings” – Kamila McDonald-Alcock, giving an interesting quote on love, life and relationship (Instagram: @kamilamcdonaldalcock)

“Flying high in Singapore” – Alia Atkinson, flying Jamaica’s flag high winning in the Fina World Cup Meet Series (Instagram: @aliatki)

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Mellesia Harmon