In his first primetime interview in Jamaica since he won the X-Factor, Dalton Harris was on Onstage TV with Winford Williams and he answered some of the questions that have been in a lot of persons minds.
He addressed the backlash he had regarding the photo where a fellow contestant sat on his lap. With a lot of Jamaicans being homophobic they were almost cruel in their criticisms.
Harris said initially when he was told about the photo by his sister he was laughing but he soon became worried when he started to received death threats.
“When mi get the video them with the gun them and man have one mask and a say ‘yo you cyaa come back (Jamaica)’ and a brandish gun and dem little thing deh, mi start look at it different.”
Regarding his relationship with his mother he told the host he has never said anything bad about her.
Speaking with Onstage TV, Harris told Winford Williams that he now resides in the London and is currently working on his music career to make the transition form a competition winner to a recording artiste.
“I’ve never said anything bad about my mother because she is my mother….. I said I was abused, my mother herself was an abused child by her mother,” he told the host.
Dalton revealed that shortly after his announcement that he was an abused child he had a conversation with his mother to offer comfort against social media trolls. Unfortunately that was their last conversation and their relationship is now non-existent,
“It’s non-existent at the moment but it’s my mother and if my mother call me tomorrow and said she needs something I’m going to do it,” he said.
“A mi mother that from mi born till now, I’ve never said anything derogatory about her. I was an abused kid and a suh it go. Mi never stop teck care a mi madda.”