KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaican regulators are cracking down on indecency on the airwaves — banning all songs or music videos with explicit sexual references.
The new rule from the island's broadcast commission ban especially targets dancehall tunes and videos depicting "daggering" — a dance style increasingly popular among Jamaican youth that features pelvic grinding simulating sex.
Commission spokesman Cordell Green announced the radio and TV ban Sunday. He issued a statement saying "we've got to clean up the airwaves."
The beat-driven fusion of reggae and rap known as "dancehall" is hugely popular in Jamaica despite recurrent controversy over its lyrical content and the dance style.