CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Protesters will be out Monday morning at 10 a.m. outside WMMS studios to stop the "racial disrespect" shown to the son of the late Bob Marley, Ky-Mani Marley.
This, after the son of late Reggae singer Bob Marley was detained last month after an argument with WMMS deejay Rover from Rover's Morning Glory.
While in town promoting a book about his father, Ky-Mani Marley visited WMMS for an interview. During the interview the group began talking about how Marley's parents met. According to Marley, Rover said on-air "are you sure your dad didn't hit on your mom because she liked to play with balls?" referring to her ping-pong championship .
Angered by the comment, Marley finished the interview and then left the studio and listened to the rest of the show in his car. Marley reportedly heard Rover continue to talk about the family and allegedly called Marley a word similar to a sissy. Fueled with raged, Marley barged back into the station and threatened the deejays.
Police were called and reportedly detained Marley for nearly an hour. Rover declined to press charges, Marley was then released.
Marley told 19 Action News in an exclusive interview Tuesday evening that he "was a little out of character for busting into his show."
When asked about the name calling, Rover told 19 Action News "I don't believe I did. But we do a five hour show and it's hard to remember every word."
Marley's publisher also spoke out about the incident and Rover saying "he should completely be fired from the station for using that language" and that "he made a mockery of him and disrespected him."