Monday, January 22, 2018

Wardrobe malfunction: Shal defends hot music video

A screenshot from Shal Marshall's official music video for his hit "Splinters".

Radio personality and soca star Stephenson 'Shal' Marshal is defending the video of his song Splinters after some people highlighted a wardrobe malfunction by a party-goer during the video which revealed her breast.

The song is one of the most popular for Carnival 2018. The video was done by Dori Productions during the 2017 Uber Soca Cruise.

Marshall, who seemed a bit perplexed by all the attention on this particular detail, says it's a non-issue.

“We like to make a big deal out of nothing. It was the Uber Soca Cruise and these things happen. At the end of the day people love the video,” he said.

“People are not even making it an issue because it would have been pulled down (from Youtube) a long time ago. We tend to hype up things that is not a big deal in the grand scheme of things,” he said.

Splinters which has over 45,000 views on Youtube was written by St Vincent soca star Shertz “Problem Child” James and produced by Ramon “Fryhtion” McDowall. The song was mixed and mastered by Precision Productions.

For the versatile entertainer, Splinters is just the first of many releases for Carnival 2018, with his latest release, Road Warriors.

He said, “It's like our artistes are not supposed to do certain things but they will accept it from international artistes.”

Highlighting videos by Rihanna and other international singers that some might deem risqué Marshall noted in Trinidad when these artistes do it, it does not seem like a big deal but when a Caribbean artiste does something similar to it, there is a cause for alarm.

When asked if any changes would be made to the video, Marshall said the video is what it is.

Some of his other songs for 2018 include: Legend and Yuh Have It.