Contone gets his wish


With just over 48 hours to go until Christmas the lyrics O Havis Mercy were no doubt ringing through Contone’s head as he appeared before a Bridgetown magistrate today.

The artiste, whose real name is Derrick Anderson Anthony Brathwaite, went before Magistrate Douglas Frederick this morning charged with possession of an apparatus for the misuse of cocaine whilst at Graeme Hall Road, Christ Church.

He pleaded guilty to the offence, which occurred on the December 19.

According to police prosecutor Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim, Contone was spotted by police around 11:30 p.m. on the night in question.

During a subsequent police search, the singer allegedly kept clutching at his right pants pocket, in which a small glass bottle with a broken bottom was found containing a “whitish brown residue”.

He later explained that the device was an apparatus for use of cocaine.

While appealing for his release today, Contone offered several times to pay a fine for the offence.

“You have so much talent, why the necessity for cocaine. You need help,” Frederick told the singer.

Contone  however continued with his appeal, explaining that he could pay since he was expecting to receive royalties from COSCAP for his music.

“I just waiting on a cheque,” he told the magistrate.

Though listed on the police charge sheet as having no fixed place of abode, Contone also sought to assure the magistrate that he has somewhere to live, even though the place was in need of repair.

“My last jail stint straighten me out. I just smoke a lil’ now and then,” said Contone, who turned 41 on December 15.

Frederick agreed to grant the singer his wish. However, if he breaches his three month bond, he will have to spend three months in jail.

A smiling Contone broke out in song as he exited the dock singing, “When we gonna get some money? Tomorrow! When you gonna get a cheque? Tomorrow!”

It was a taste of his new music for the magistrate for giving him a break.

18 Responses to Contone gets his wish

  1. Hamza Azul
    Hamza Azul December 23, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Drugs messed up his life big time had so much potential

  2. Doreen Waithe
    Doreen Waithe December 23, 2016 at 4:35 am

    Lol lol

  3. Cherry Amor
    Cherry Amor December 23, 2016 at 5:08 am

    Time to straighen out your life Contone no jokes

  4. ch December 23, 2016 at 5:16 am

    Sad. He needed to be sent to rehab.

  5. Rosan Als
    Rosan Als December 23, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Drugs do nothing to ppl see them things and just ignore

  6. Veronica Straker
    Veronica Straker December 23, 2016 at 5:24 am

    Wasted talent wasted life

  7. Ernest Alcapone
    Ernest Alcapone December 23, 2016 at 6:10 am

    He`s very talented but those drugs man gosh, i would have try to get him help .

  8. Kearn Williams
    Kearn Williams December 23, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Stupse. D drug users say that stuff gives u the third eye. Well, I happy with the two I got. Saw him in Sheraton a few weeks ago begging for money……..stupse. Not mine. I does give to the Salvation Army

  9. Nisha Griffith
    Nisha Griffith December 23, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Lol that man mad mad dead mad .

  10. Princess Jasmine
    Princess Jasmine December 23, 2016 at 9:01 am

    We’re quick to judge, but not quick to help. I always see you Continue and I always give him encouragement. This time, i will try to do a little more !!

  11. Jason Xzavier
    Jason Xzavier December 23, 2016 at 9:24 am


  12. Mhizzjoan Moore
    Mhizzjoan Moore December 23, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Stupes he get opportunities that other ppl would love to get an he waste it all,I have no sympathy for him at all

  13. Linda lee December 23, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Cintone , you need to take stock of your life inclusive of your talent and stop this nonsense.
    Go to rehab, get help .
    Where there is life, there is hope.

  14. John West December 23, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    What cheque what? He does be in Sol Wildey almost every night begging for change! He need to seek rehab.

  15. kathy-Ann Clarke December 23, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I hope he will try to get some kind of help. Dosen’t help if he is talented and just wasting hie life with drugs and the drinks.

  16. Miche December 23, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Most of these New found famers,are not accustomed to the type of money that comes with the fame,,,,they are IDIOTS when it is more than $100.00..its like putting Hundred dollar bills in front of a goat,,,he will just eat it up….what is needed,is a good counsellor,,,to talk to these persons as to the value of money..and its usage….Education,education,is de foundation

  17. Paul Massiah December 29, 2016 at 11:08 am

    There are a lot of lessons we could and should learn as we walk on this grave. There are a lot of talented souls beneath us with dreams, knowledge,talents and potentials. Learn from their slumber. Live all of what makes you you and what can be.Your last breath should be a smile, not a frown.


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