The Minions attack Bunji; Mr Live Wire joins racist letter exchange

You have purpose…

People see you trying hard to prevail in life,

Make you feel that without them you going to fail in life,

As you start to grow your strength and you making strides,

Their minions come to crucify like they nailing Christ,

Look at all of them and laugh out loud…

(Excerpt from Bunji Garlin’s 2015 Soca song ‘We Up Dey’)

The following is an exchange of correspondence on Bunji Garlin’s chorus:

Allan Karim: Bunji what RACIST Bullsit is this??? Bunji garlin new offering to soca 2015 “we up dey” lyrics: “as soon as yuh start to build yourself and yuh making strides, dem INDIANS come to crucify like they nailing Christ…”

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago soca star Bunji Garlin. (Courtesy
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago soca star Bunji Garlin.

Bunji Garlin: Let’s ATTEMPT to clear the air here… Again. I posted the correct lyric a few days ago so people can see but bad news travels faster than good but np we just have to learn as we go along. Again here I post the correct wording is “Their MINIONS come to crucify like they nailing Christ” NOT INDIANS.

Some people got it mixed up but before jumping up too quick let’s take our times (sic) and make sense as we proceed. Naturally if anyone was caught off with this lyric I humbly apologise but the race card is not in my deck. That is one issue that I am exempt from. One love to all and to those who will call these people haters please do not. They genuinely thought it was something else but fear none for it is not. God bless.


Allan Karim: Dear all. My comments last evening on Ian Anthonio Alvarez, (Bunji Garlin) song “We up dey” has generated a lot of public discussion. My intention was never out of malice or ill will, I had a genuine legitimate concern for the content I heard in the song and I expressed it on my fb page as most people would do.

In Mr Alvarez clarification to my post he (Mr Alvarez) also apologized to those who interpreted the contentious part of the song to mean “INDIANS”, that indicated to me that Mr Alvarez acknowledges the genuine, legitimate concern that I have about the song.

Therefore a public apology from me will not solve the problem that was created by Mr Alvarez poor choice of words when he wrote the song. I have listened to the song over 10 times since this morning and I’m not totally convinced that “MINIONS” was said but in fact “INDIANS”. I’m still concerned about the discomfort this song could bring to a large section of society when played in public.

Mr Alvarez should reconsider the contentious part of the song and make the necessary changes to ease the discomfort that this has brought to himself and members of the public.

I thank you. Sincerely, Allan Karim

Photo: Riddle me this, Allan.
Photo: Riddle me this, Allan.

Mr Live Wire: Dear Allan. I have chanced across your moving letters and was touched by the anguish of a tortured soul and an obvious soca aficionado.

Although I do not and cannot speak on behalf of Bunji Garlin, I have listened to his soca song and can tell you with no ambiguity whatsoever that the hit is not aimed at you. Please listen again to the song’s opening sentence, which goes: “You have purpose…”

Sir, I was surprised that you did not immediately hit pause on the youtube rendition—you don’t seem to be a man who puts his money where his mouth is—and find something more to your taste.

But I suppose you are a man of more resolve than that and you made it to the chorus in which Bunji explained that, as soon people to start prosper, minions try to crucify them.

And, in the best case of life imitating art since the North Korean government attacked Sony over “The Interview”, you promptly set off to do just that.

What next, Allan? Would you say that Iwer George’s “Bottom in the Road” was a racist stealth attack on the right of Indian women to have buttock implants?

Is Sat Maharaj on vacation? Or are you muscling in on his turf?

Allan, do you realise you have asked Bunji to extract lyrics that were not there in the first place so as not to offend a man who is desperately seeking to be insulted?

How much of your time do you devote to fighting phantoms of your own creation? Or looking for imaginary bullets to dive in front of?

How should Bunji get rid of your own feeling of inadequacy? Would that require the skills of Leonardo Di Caprio and the rest of the crew from “Inception?”

In closing Allan (you’re an idiot), please don’t think (you’re an idiot) that everyone (you’re an idiot) is subconsciously (you’re an idiot) trying to mock, ridicule and insult you because (you’re an idiot) life would then become too miserable for words.

Maybe Bunji might be nice enough to write out the entire song for you and you might find some comfort there. You’ve got his attention now, so go for it.

I close with the words of former Britain Prime Minister Winston Churchill: “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”

Yours sincerely, Mr Live Wire.

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    This was madness oui!
    Let’s see what happens this year.. Calypsoes would be crazy…

  2. This cracked me up. Especially the butt implants part ?

  3. Not worst than his nemesis, MM, Kadaffi Dollaway.

  4. Why return to this?…Trying to distract people from the present day issues ?

  5. Steups! Maybe some vocabulary lessons would help him and some therapy as it seems dude may have some kind of narcissistic personality disorder.

  6. If offended just don’tgo to his shows keep the monies

  7. This was uncalled for minions minions minions

  8. The amount of questions I have for this administration could fill a book.

  9. I just wanna know who killed Dana

  10. Therese Baptiste Cornelis

    This discussion about Benjai and Fazal Karim’s comments is all well and good, but never forget that my sister is very fertile.

  11. I refuse to allow the ignorant and the biased to control the narrative.

  12. I don’t mind cause I don’t think this is the type of attention Allan Karim intended to attract.
    He only intended to attract the type of attention you see him getting in the comments below his post.

  13. Ozy Merrique Jr. has won the internet today!!

  14. I hope he hears this Ozy Merrique Jr. kaiso correctly

  15. This is what can happen when ur trying toooo hard looking for stuff ta help promote yuh propaganda…….lets include the voices ads.

  16. Nicole O. ALexander I vex I couldn’t like you statement 10x, you spoke the gospel truth.

  17. What is the meaning of the word Minion?
    What is a Minion?
    Why would someone’s Minion come to crucify like they nailing Christ?

    Please educate me…

  18. When one has cocoa in the sun, one hears and sees what one wants.
    Those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, let them see and hear

  19. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  20. Vernal Damion Cadogan, you killed me with this one: “You know, it has never once occurred to me that there could exist on this tiny planet such a condition as being too stupid to listen to music!” 🙂

  21. Lmao. I totally heard minions but maybe that’s because my nephews have me watching despicable me two/three times a day. I never even thought of it as being Indians. Now I can’t even listen to the song now with an innocent mind. Hmmm light bulb!

  22. is not de word MINIONS dat is de issue…it sounds like DEM INDIANS……but i believe it is Minions he said..

  23. But we blaming Captain Powers fuh collecting housing allowance but living in a govt house. No wonder this place in d mess it in yes. Some Trinis don’t deserve to live here!!!!

  24. Lasana. I think you’re being a little hard on the idiot and his minions (say it ten times fast…………….. Still sounds like minions doesn’t it.)
    I have come to realize that there are some among us, whom have absolutely no qualms about spreading seeds of hate and propaganda.
    If one were the least bit interested in a fraction of the truth, a little research will prove that Bunji has never uttered, inferred, or tolerated for that matter prejudice in any form. Quite the opposite, he has been the victim of such for as long as I can remember.
    Up comes Allan Karim with a aural twist of one word in a verse that he would have us believe is a racial attack in a song about overcoming obstacles.
    Well Allan Karim.
    Ize half indian decent, 50 percent African decent, 5 parts to one native Amerindian, 3/4 cup Scottish, 1.75 meters Venezuelan, and a spice rack dash of some other stuff. I will not subscribe to your low handed designs of rumours and hate among our people. Because that is what this is. I believe it has nothing to do with Bunji or his song per say. It’s about continuously feeding the divide that exists. Petty minded minion.

  25. I would love to know where in history or even in the bible states that Indians crucified Christ!!!! For what reason does this illiterate young man see it fit to call bunji a racist when in fact he’s so insecure in his own skin all he can hear/talk about is race and politics…. His demeanor says it all and he should be sued for defamation of character #IlliterateRacistFool

  26. Yet he remains in charge of the UNC’s official facebook page!

  27. why are we giving a voice to him? Only a racist will think the lyrics would be “indians” smh

  28. Allan Karim isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed as it would seem……

  29. After election all race talk done…

  30. You know, it has never once occurred to me that there could exist on this tiny planet such a condition as being too stupid to listen to music!

  31. Doh be too hard on Barry Boodram nah alyuh,,, every party need ah clown.

  32. He have issues,or he want to be in the news.

  33. Shush Barry you talking nonsense.

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