Sean took us sightseeing with his hazy friend, “Mary Jane”
He's more used to JA but when we hung out with Sean Paul Henriques last week, it was all about SA.
As mentioned last week, we were in Cape Town to film the People's Concert and to hang out with Sean Paul for his MTV Diary. As you can imagine, Africa was very entertaining for the man renowned for his Dutty Rock.
Especially on the highest summit of Cape Point when a baboon chased him. He ran from it screaming “nah man, me scared of him!” How we all laughed!
At the Cape Point restaurant we laughed as the baboons snuck into the shop and caused havoc and screaming by stealing food. Sean Paul warned us he wouldn't be troubled by them as he had his sturdy cane with him. He was right – until one decided he liked the look of the MTV camera Sean was talking to and decided to come and check it out for themselves. Poor Sean ran fast!
After that, the baboons kept well away from Sean as they “acknowledged the stick”. Let me explain. Sean carries a dapper-looking walking stick and as the park keeper often chased them with his own stick, they were very stick-aware.
The People's Concert that night was full of people of all ages, colours, classes and energies. The stadium was cool in the night air but even though it wasn't Sean Paul who headlined the show it was most definitely his set that had the crowd jumping and dancing all night, more than any other act.
The concerts were being staged in celebration of Premier Foods becoming the largest completely black-owned company in South Africa. Premier, which is home to some of South Africa's biggest bread, flour and rice brands, put on a really well-organised, very popular show that they are hoping to make an annual event. Judging by the crowd's reaction to Sean Paul, the organisers better keep him on a retainer!
Before the show, Sean took us sightseeing – and “light seeing” as he calls it – with his hazy friend, “Mary Jane”. Sean introduced us to his best friend “Mary Jane” who had to be in the diary too as Sean never goes anywhere without “her”. Smile.
It always amazes me that like Snoop and other Mary Jane lovers, Sean is most alert, not at all drowsy in his day-to-day business and is the most professional despite the vapour that surrounded us in our jeep all day long.
We spent a really fun day travelling to Cape Point – the southern most tip of Africa – where the Indian ocean meets the Atlantic. Sean kept saying in excitement, “we're at the edge of the earth!”
He excited the local African kids when we stopped at a local fast food spot and was gracious enough to sign loads of autographs, pose for pictures and give away tickets to the show the same night. In fact, he couldn't have been any more giving or friendly. Of all the stars I've worked with he has remained the same down-to-earth, polite brother that he was before he was famous. A sign in the fast food joint stated: “no breast requests” in reference to the chicken – and you know Sean had something to say about that.
We all took the mountain tram to the top of the windmill where Sean Paul presented a whole show for MTV in gale force wind conditions and never complained once – but did keep repeating “it's freezing as hell!”
Our poor cameraman had to stride double quick to keep up with Sean leaping up the mountain steps. I was scared he might have a heart attack. I thought I was fit but even I was panting and all our legs were burning by the end (makes a change from the regular kind of burnin' Sean's used to I guess!) Holla front!
On m'a demandé de traduire cet article, lol il est tres long donc je ne vais pas tout traduire. Il raconte qu'il a été poursuivi par un babouin en afrique du sud lol, et apres on raconte comment etait le concert en Afrique du Sud, apparament il y avait beaucoup de monde etc enfin voila ce que raconte en gros l'article quand j'aurai beaucoup de temps libre je le traduirai lol.