Jamaican dancehall star Beenie Man has voiced his support for gay rights, despite finding fame with songs inciting homophobic violence.
'Let me make this clear and straight. I have nothing against no-one,' he said in a video statement.
'I respect each and every human being...regardless of sexual preference, including gay and lesbian people.'
The artist, otherwise known as Anthony Moses Davis, gained infamy with tracks featuring anti-gay lyrics such as 'Hang chi chi gal wid a long piece of rope' and 'Tek a bazooka and kill batty-fucker'.