Sean Paul's Dutty Mouth Gets Him In Trouble In Jamaica

Dancehall sensation handed summons for dropping profane language during Reggae Sumfest performance.

Dancehall sensation Sean Paul got busy at the Reggae Sumfest concert in his native Jamaica over the weekend — and so did local police.

After finishing his set at the annual reggae festival in Montego Bay, Paul was issued a summons by police from the St. James parish for using indecent language onstage during his performance.

A police spokesperson for Superintendent Newton Amos, the head of the St. James police department, confirmed they had warned promoters against artists dropping profane language.

Paul was given the summons just after leaving the stage. He'll appear in front of a judge on Wednesday to answer the charge and, the spokesperson said, he could face a fine and up to 500 hours of community service.

Two years ago at the Reggae Sumfest festival, Ja Rule, Snoop Dogg and Beenie Man were each issued summonses for flexing their potty mouths onstage (see "Snoop Dogg, Ja Rule, Beenie Man Busted For Swearing"). And last month, DMX was arrested in the neighboring Caribbean island of St. Kitts for dropping the f-, n-, p-, d- and b-words during his performance (see "DMX Wants Apology From Caribbean Isle ... Or Else").

Apparently, Sean Paul was the lone offender at Sumfest this year. The police spokesperson said he was the only performer issued a summons.

For a full-length feature on Sean Paul and dancehall music, check out "Sean Paul: Leading De Dancehall Revolution."