In a turn of events as unexpected as a musical interlude, the unflappable Sean Paul became an overnight internet sensation, not for his rhythmic beats, but for his impromptu dash from an earthquake-stricken interview. The Jamaican megastar, whose very name conjures images of global chart-toppers, found himself the subject of viral amusement after his live Twitch interview was shaken by a 5.6-magnitude earthquake.
Mid-discussion with Tofu Jack and Vice Documentaries’ Dan Zabludovsky, the earth’s tremors prompted Sean Paul to exclaim, “Oh s@#$, we’re having an earthquake,” before swiftly exiting stage-left. The video clip, which captured the studio’s unsettling trembles, quickly proliferated across social media platforms, amusing fans and media giants like TMZ and Yahoo News alike.
The Grammy Award-winning artist, with his characteristic humor, isn’t the least bit rattled. “No, I’m not really feeling shaken up … I’m used to them from being a kid here. I’ve had many tremors and earthquakes,” he shared with The Gleaner. Grateful for his safety, Sean Paul also expressed surprise and amusement at the media’s captivation with his instinctive reaction.
Amidst the laughter, the “Temperature” hitmaker didn’t miss a beat in emphasizing the importance of earthquake preparedness. He recounted his immediate sprint to the door jamb, a known safety measure, and stressed the necessity of vigilance for aftershocks.
While the interview with Tofu Jack and Zabludovsky was cut short, Sean Paul assures it’s only a matter of time before the conversation resumes. However, his current focus isn’t on the tremors of the past but on igniting a fiery future with his latest musical venture, “Summa Hot”.
The track, a sizzling homage to the scorching beauty of summer and the dazzling display of fashion by the ladies, has enjoyed renewed fervor with a remix featuring Skillibeng and Busta Rhymes. Sean Paul reveals the inspiration behind the anthem: “The reason we call it Summa Hot is not really because the summer did hot… But is really the ladies dem coming out in dem fine clothes… so mi coin a term seh ‘Yow, yuh summa hot today’, even if is winter.”
With the added talents of Crocodile Teeth’s Skiilibeng, whose enthusiasm was palpable, and an all-star lineup including Chi Ching, Bounty Killer, Charly Blacks, and Busy Signal, “Summer Hot” is a testament to Sean Paul’s knack for creating infectious rhythms that celebrate life and the dynamic spirit of the ladies.
As he rides the aftermath of his seismic interview moment, Sean Paul remains grounded, thankful, and ever-passionate about his craft. From the tremors of laughter to the vibrancy of his music, he continues to resonate with fans worldwide, proving that even when the earth shakes, the rhythm of life dances on.