Trinidad Artist Kalonji Roasted After Breaking Silence On Surviving Shooting That Left Girlfriend Dead


Trinidadian dancehall artist Kalonji, best known for his hits “Run Up” and “Triple,” has been drawn attention by thousands of social media users for what they describe as a lack of empathy and self-expression following the murder of describe his girlfriend almost three weeks ago.

The 25-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Kalonji Arthur, was shot multiple times in a hotel parking lot on September 2, according to the Trinidad Guardian. His girlfriend Bridget James, who had celebrated her 25th birthday the day before, was also shot but succumbed to her injuries.

It was reported that the two were in a car in the parking lot when a group of men in another car pulled up with assault rifles and shot them with bullets.

On September 17, Kalonji appeared to be in a better mood after the horrific incident. In viral posts on Facebook and Instagram, he tried to thank God for his life and sanity and offered his condolences and apologies to the family of his late partner.

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“Grateful for all the continued support, condolences and prayers 💫🕊 would also like to offer my condolences on my behalf to Bri’s family and my sincerest apologies ♥️ last but not least I would like to thank God for another opportunity @ Life and for improving my mental status stable 💪💫” he began.

He also raised many eyebrows when he flipped the script to talk about music in the pipeline while launching his music management company, Fully8 Recordz Ltd.

“I can’t wait to get back to doing things I love, especially my music.

Kalonji certainly doesn’t shed enough tears for his fans’ liking. Many of them lashed out at him for the “insensitive” post.

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“The bullet that killed his girlfriend was meant for him and his whole caption is, ‘Welp.. I’m sorry it happened but I’m glad it wasn’t me,'” @Addictive_DIVA ranted on Twitter .

“This post after your girlfriend was shot by someone who was after you is insane,” added @ChasityLondyn.

“Imagine looking down from the sky after being hit by a stray and your friend tagging his tag in a RIP post,” said @adderallgod.

“That’s what happens when you date people of a certain lifestyle… The lesson not for them but for all of you lol,” @YalKnoItsNick said during the discussion.

“Please, black women start practicing classism. Stay away from these guys,” one person suggested.

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The matter even caught the attention of popular YouTuber Akademiks, who posted a screenshot of Kalonji’s message and asked his followers, “Damn… was he bad for that?”

The adage “Not all publicity is bad publicity” has never been proven truer in this case, with many flocking to Kalonji’s YouTube to stream his music.

His video for running up has surpassed 2.6 million views in the past few days.

He also made another social media post of himself and “Bri” last night, but this time he has disabled the comments.

“Until my last breath b ♥️ @bri_xo1 🥇”

Kalonji added a few more photos to his Instagram Stories before subtly addressing all the backlash he’s received.

“I don’t blame you for being lost…it’s all love 💫♥️🎱”





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