Shaggy, who is behind such hits as ‘Mr Boombastic’, ‘It Wasn’t Me’ and ‘Me Julie’, believes listening to his music would make ISIS fighters either want to have sex or get high, and may lead to them quitting terrorism altogether.
“If you’re able to cut a man’s head off, you’re sick,” Shaggy told the Miami New Times.
“They need to bag some Jamaican weed and distribute it amongst ISIS. I guarantee there won’t be any more wars out there ... And throw some Bob Marley up in there and there’ll be peace,” he added.
Despite the ridiculousness of his plan, Shaggy was backed by several Twitter users:
Classic plan by shaggy to defeat isis... Give them all Jamaican weed and make them listen to reggae lmao... Very well thought out plan— Don Swanson ✊ (@YUNGM1ZZO) July 6, 2015ADVERTISEMENT
I don't know whether to laugh or agree - Shaggy has an incredible plan for defeating ISIS http://t.co/XnBJNetxm6— Erik Thein (@TheErikThein) July 7, 2015
Well said shaggy, well said pic.twitter.com/7oIbQo7CD8— Elias-Daniel (@Cristocrat) July 7, 2015
Shaggy - whose real name is Orville Richard Burrell - previously had a career in the military, serving with a firing battery from the 10th Marine Regiment during the Gulf War.