Curvy Diva shocked by stylist's arrest
For almost a week, Yanique ‘Curvy Diva’ Barrett had been trying to get in contact with her stylist, Keshon Hawthorne.
The recording artiste/host, who is known to be fashionable force to be reckoned with, told THE STAR that she had been seeking his advice for outfits to wear for her performance with American rapper Safaree in Hartford, Connecticut over the weekend.
“Keshon is not one to ignore phone calls and when I did not receive a call back I thought that something was seriously wrong with him,” Curvy Diva said.
She said that never in all her life would she imagine that her stylist would have been held overseas on drug charges.
“I was more in the frame of mind that he was ill or worse, hospitalised,” she said.
The 'Lifestyle' entertainer shared that she had actually heard about the arrest of Montego Bay disc jockey, DJ Crazy Chris, and his run-in with the US Border and Protection officers in Charlotte, North Carolina before receiving news about Hawthorne, who, according to reports in international news media, was held in the same state two days before for allegedly trafficking cocaine.
Curvy Diva said she was in disbelief and tried calling his number and when he did not answer she accepted that it was the same Keshon Hawthorne she knows.
He has styled the Curvy Diva for many years, and worked with her to create the various looks in the 'Lifestyle' music video and was also the designer of the head-turning black bodysuit she sported at Reggae Sumfest 2018.
Styling other entertainers
Though slightly disappointed and obviously worried about her stylist, she said, “Right now I am making sure to keep Keshon in my prayers.”
The designer/stylist has been credited for styling other entertainers including reggae singer Shuga and international figure Amara La Negra from 'Love and Hip Hop: Miami' and has also showcased his designs on the local stages at Fashion Block.
According to WSOC-TV, an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Charlotte, North Carolina, Christopher Anthony Samuels (DJ Crazy Chris’ given name) landed at Charlotte Douglas International Airport from Montego Bay and was detained after it was determined he used his luggage to smuggle cocaine.
The selector/promoter was reportedly turned over to Homeland Security Investigations and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and slapped with three charges — possession with intent to sell and deliver and two counts of trafficking cocaine.