Official Statement on behalf of Soca artiste Clint John aka Super Flying Flint
July 21st, 2023 – All my fans and the public must know that the events surrounding my disqualification from this year’s Soca Monarch semifinals did not arise from any deliberate attempt to cheat.
I appreciate that the public needs a complete explanation, even while unconditionally apologizing to my many fans and well-wishers for the turn of affairs.
After impressively performing in the preliminary rounds, I was initially awarded a place in the competition’s semifinals.
My name was among those initially published as qualifiers for the event until it was subsequently withdrawn.
The song I performed at the preliminary was submitted as per the rules for pre-vetting and approval. It was subsequently approved, and I sang it at the judging station.
After the list was published, it was later brought to my attention by Spicemas that the song I performed, called Signal, was originally sung in 2014 at the semifinal stage of Soca Monarch in Grenada.
I have yet to release many songs. I counted Signal among them. I had no recollection of using it back in 2014. I was adamant that Spice Mas Corporation forward the proof.
At that stage, I accept the decision of the Spice Mas Corporation.
There were no other motives behind that development.
Both sides have been very respectful and accommodating in jointly trying to assert the facts.
To all my supporters and well-wishers, I apologize from the depths of my heart and promise to deliver next year. Please, Lord: love and respect your favorite Super Flying Flint.
Attorney at Law,
Soca artiste Clint John, aka Super Flying Flint