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Mar 18, 2018

BRONX NEWS: CARIBBEAT: Shaggy sings with Sting and spoofs President Trump

Reggae singer Shaggy is back in the spotlight in a big way — teaming up with British performer Sting on a new album and spoof of the current Washington, D.C., turmoil with a President Trump-focused video, “It Wasn’t Me,” produced for “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”

Last week, in the “Trump to Robert Mueller: ‘It Wasn’t Me’ (w/Shaggy)’ ” video, Corden, portraying special counsel Robert Mueller, comes knocking at the door of President Trump, played by a blond-coiffed Shaggy, who is chock full of the denials made with the now famous “It Wasn’t Me” refrain.

Throughout the video, Corden’s Mueller sings, accompanied by a funky phalanx of dancing FBI agents, and makes reference to a number of thorns in the Trump’s side.

Repeated “It Wasn’t Me” denials follow mentions of the Russia-U.S. election probe, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump, Jr., the firing of FBI Director James Comey, former Presidential adviser Steve Bannon and of course political foe Hillary Clinton. And the 3:04 minute video has flashes of Shaggy’s Trump tweeting from the bathroom.

Named for the 2000 single, part of Shaggy’s multi-platinum-selling “Hot Shot” album, the Corden video, with lyrics, is on “The Late Late Show’s” YouTube channel. Visit

The post also asked viewers to watch Shaggy’s appearance in the Netflix production of the action film “Game Over, Man!,” coming to theaters on Friday.

And on the heels of that video is the “island-inspired “44/876” album by Shaggy and Sting, the rock star who successfully tinkered with Jamaican rhythms with The Police and in his solo career.

The album, on A&M/Interscope Records, debut’s Tuesday. What began with the recording of “Don’t Make Me Wait” developed into a 12-track album and a two-disc version featuring live performances by Shaggy and Sting in Kingston, Jamaica, and a Cherrytree Radio interview with the duo.

Can’t wait until Tuesday? “44/876” can be pre-ordred online at

While prepping for a summer tour in Europe this year, Sting and Shaggy are doing the media circuit. Adding to a March 9 appearance on “Good Morning America,” the pair are due to be guests on the popular “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” “The View,” “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” “Nightline,” and other TV and cable shows.

The album’s title track “44/876,” featured the Morgan Heritage band and reggae dancehall star Aidonia, while Agent Sasco (the dancehall deejay formerly known as Assassin) is featured with Sting on the deluxe album’s “Message In A Bottle” track.

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It’s literally a matter of life and death for Patricia Smith, daughter of late National Congress of Racial Equality chairman Roy Innis — a disease has claimed both her kidneys and she desperately needs a donor.

Family and supporters have launched a nationwide search for a kidney donor for the U.S. Virgin Islands-born Smith, whose father, St. Croix, USVI-born Roy Innis, was a veteran civil rights leader and the head of CORE for decades. He died in New York in 2017.

Smith, who is a wife and mother, is the sister of Niger Innis, the present national spokesman for CORE.

Originally from St. John, USVI, Smith has worked for the city’s Administration for Children’s Services.

She lost both kidneys as a result of polycystic kidney disease — an inherited ailment which created cysts within the kidneys. Smith is currently undergoing dialysis three times a week.

Smith wants possible donors to know that if they have no major health issues, they can lead normal, healthy lives after donating a kidney.

To be considered as a donor for Smith, contact Nicole Matthews, transplant donor coordinator for North Shore University Hospital Transplant Center, at (516) 472-5800, (516) 562-0550, email her at; or call transplant coordinator Diego Acero at (516) 562-0570.

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