07/07/2015 06:44 BST | Updated 07/07/2015 09:59 BST

Shaggy On ISIS: 'Playing My Music Would Stop The Terrorist Group Beheading People'

With ISIS still a serious global threat, US rapper Shaggy reckons he has got the perfect solution to stopping the terrorist organisation once and for all - playing them his songs.

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.

“But, music evokes emotion. So if they’re listening to Shaggy music or reggae music, they’re not going to want to cut somebody’s head off.”

He continued: “There’re two things you want to do when you listen to reggae: You get somebody pregnant, or you’re f***ing high. High people don’t want to kill nothing; they want to love.

“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:

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.