Sean Paul Abruptly Exits Live Interview as Earthquake Impacts His Jamaica Home

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MIAMI, FL – APRIL 22: Sean Paul performs at Kaya Fest at Bayfront Park Amphitheater on April 22, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit Jamaica on Monday, prompting Sean Paul to immediately exit his live interview. The singer sat down director/producer of Vice Documentaries, Dan Zabludovsky, from his native Jamaica when the earthquake hit near Kingston.

As Sean chimed into the conversation, his camera started shaking and you could see the whole room tremble. “Oh s—, we’re having an earthquake,” said Paul, 50, as he quickly got up from a chair in his home recording studio, before he was disconnected from the call. He then quickly left the frame.

You can hear the sound of things shifting around in his room as Dan and Tofu watched in shock.

“Damage has been minor, but nevertheless, we are taking all precautions,” said Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness following the earthquake, per the Associated Press. “I want to say to all Jamaicans, remain calm.”

Before his unexpected exit, the “Temperature” singer was in the midst of a reflective discussion elaborating on the contents of his 2022 Vice documentary about the story behind his song “Get Busy.”