Dancehall dancer Bumpa dies after attempting a dance trick
A video has hit the web showing popular dancehall performer Bumpa performing a dance trick that resulted in her breaking her neck and dying. Video of the incident shows Bumpa twerking while in a headstand while another dancer, Momo, is positioning herself to run and jump over Bumpa.
However the news is that things didn’t go as planned, and Momo landed on Bumpa, breaking her neck. The incident occurred Tuesday in Hanover, Jamaica when Roxanne Evans,27, better known as #Bumpa, was performing a dance routine for a #cash prize of $3500 and her partner accidentally landed on her neck causing it to break.
Dancehall choreographer Stacy Xpressionz addressed the incident, telling the Jamaica Observer, “I’ve seen other dancers attempt it and land on their hands, back and head and seriously injure themselves. As you know, one dancer would go on their head and the other one would ‘chuck tru’ their legs and land.
But what some people try to do is flick (flip) instead ’cause it’s easier. The thing is, it looks easy, but when you’re about to attempt it, you will see that it’s not really easy. You need to know the right techniques and you need a lot of space before you jump. The truth is, me and Shelly (Callum, the other co-creator) have never seen anybody execute the move properly.”
Check out the video below!