Veteran Ugandan RnB singer and dancer Michael Ross has spoken out on the incident where he was thrown off stage during American soul singer Ginuwine’s performance at the Soul & RnB Safari concert held at Speke Resort Munyonyo on Saturday.
The “Yooyo” hit maker stepped on stage uninvited and started break-dancing before angry bouncers threw him off.
The video of the incident would go viral on Social Media on Sunday causing mixed reactions.
Well as some people laughed at and mocked Michael Ross, others condemned the manner in which he was handled, arguing that there could have been a more respectful way to get him off the stage.
Speaking about the incident via Instagram, Michael Ross said he had no business being on the stage and had no intentions to disrupt the show but only got carried away when Ginuwine was performing the song “Pony”, which he (Michael Ross) says is his favorite.
Michael Ross apologized to Ginuwine, the concert organizers and his fans about the Saturday incident.
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First of all i take full responsibility for all my actions in this video clip. I had no business being on that stage in the first place. But here's what happened. Ginuwine was Performing his last song PONY which happens to be a favourite of mine. So I made my way from the back of the VIP to the front with my phone in hand ready to record a clip of that moment. But I was pushed by a bouncer who claimed that I was too close to the stage. We got into a short argument because he was too disrespectful towards me. So I put my phone back into my pocket and without even thinking twice I slipped behind the bouncer and jumped on stage.Thats when I got bounced. I had no intention of disrupting the show whatsoever. I just made a silly mistake. However I'm thankful that when I was thrown off stage I didn't get hurt. So i take full responsibility again and I apologize to the @Ginuwne, the organisers of the show for the inconvenience and all my fans incase i let y'all down in any way.
It will be remembered that in an earlier Social Media post before the concert, Micheal Ross revealed that he was inspired by and looked up to Ginuwine while growing up, adding that Ginuwine’s songs “Pony”, “What’s So Different”, “So Anxious” and “Tell Me” were his favorite, a reason why he could have been carried away and ended up on the stage at the show.
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While growing up as a teen with dreams of being an entertainer there's 4 artists that i looked up to that inspired and shaped me into the artist iam today. @michaeljackson @usher @R.kelly and @ginuwine. Ma agemates that saw me back in the day singing and dancing to these artists music can attest to this. So meeting GINUWINE was an absolute dream come true. Ma favourite joints of his that I enjoyed dancing to are #Pony,#What's so different, #SoAnxious and #TellMe. For being such an incredible inspiration, I salute you #GINUWINE. By the he is performing today at Speke resort munyonyo. This is a show you wouldn't want to miss out on. #johnniewalkerjazzsafari .See y'all there.