Popular street dancer Bumpa died on Thursday, January 23, 2020 after injuring her neck while performing a dangerous acrobatic move during a dancehall routine at a local Jamaican dancehall party. Bumpa and a Gladiator Dance colleague Momo took on a dance challenge worth JA$3500. Video footage of the incident has been circulating on social media showing the tragic incident that left the dancehall community in shock. Another dancer, who is identified as Momo, was performing the dangerous stunt with Bumpa. She has since released a voice note explaining what happened as she’s now being blamed for the death of her fellow dancer. “Me a go over her and me bodyweight come down but a nuh di whole a me bodyweight me put over her,” the female said in the voice note that is now circulating. “But the bodyweight weh me put dung pan her, and she go down pan her neck, yo understand.
This incident further highlights the dangers of performing these dangerous stunts in dancehall. Dancer’s losing their lives while performing dance moves isn’t new to dancehall nor die it only happen in dancehall. Entertainers have been killed while performing dangerous stunts for a long time. There are over forty Tick Tock deaths so far.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Bumpa.