JAMAICAN rap artist Sean Kingston has defended his lyrics, saying he does not intend to lead youths astray.
Speaking to the media a day after his first concert in Fiji, sponsored by Digicel, the 18-year-old star, best known for hit singles Beautiful Girls, Me Love and Take You There, said the people impressed him.
Journalists present at the press conference at the Holiday Inn were asked to refrain from asking Kingston about the word suicidal, which is prominent in Beautiful Girls.
Dr Odille Chang, the head of the country's psychiatrical hospital, St Giles, said the lyrics gave people the wrong idea that "suicide is the appropriate solution for relationships that don't go anywhere".
His comments follow that of two interim Cabinet ministers who have vowed to put an end to lewd and suggestive sexual lyrics broadcast on the airwaves. Kingston said most of his songs are about life.
When asked whether 'suicidal' was one of those experiences, Kingston said it was a figure of speech about a girl being so beautiful.
"I would never tell anyone to do that. It's a figure of speech," he said.
"I don't smoke or drink and I don't need that type of stuff. It's not something you want to do.
"Fiji reminds me of Jamaica. The people are very nice and I like it. The crowd was awesome and there was a lot of energy."
When asked whether he would perform again in Fiji, Kingston said he would not mind.
Close to 50,000 people braved the wet weather to watch Mr Kingston live alongside popular New Zealand reggae group Katchafire, local artists Sammy G and Mr Grin.
His advice for aspiring local talents is to "stay focussed and be original".