Jamaican dancehall artist Bounty Killa was arrested in Jamaica today (July 18) and charged with using profanity during a performance at a leading reggae festival in Montego Bay.

Jamaican dancehall artist Bounty Killa was arrested in Jamaica today (July 18) and charged with using profanity during a performance at a leading reggae festival in Montego Bay.

Bounty Killa, whose real name is Rodney Pryce, was arrested shortly after dawn. He was charged and released on bond. He is due to appear in court on July 31 when he will answer two counts of using indecent language and disorderly conduct.

Pryce faces a maximum penalty of 30 days in prison, or a fine.

Police said that Pryce was the penultimate act on the Sumfest festival's first night, when fans booed him after he criticized other DJs in his lyrics. Pryce, police said, unleashed a series of expletives and left the stage in a huff.

Jamaican laws prohibit entertainers from using profanity on stage. Several high-profile entertainers have faced the court in recent years for using expletives during their performances.

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