Fight or Flight

Believe it or not, in the dancehall world, a guy can be both a self-declared "grindacologist" and a raging homophobe. Around the world, Beenie Man is equally famous for his big-bounce, hook-filled dancehall and his inflammatory comments — on and offstage — about gays. But though the Kingston-born Moses Davis has lost gigs due to his anti-chi chi man lyrics, they've also gained him a frighteningly devoted following. When Beenie's $180,000 jewel-encrusted watch was ripped off during a U.K. appearance this past February, he didn't have to lift a finger to get it back — his fans were already beating down the thief. He hits Fort Lauderdale before his skull-busting new single "Hmm Hmm" hits radio and way ahead of his new album, Undisputed, due out in July. Now's a good time to decide what side of the fence you're on with this controversial figure.

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Beenie Man, along with Renegade and Richie D, plays at 11 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Revolution, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $25. Call 954-727-0950.

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