It was the public who started the online campaign to get Beenie Man into the gym, so it’s understandable that the Dancehall deejay deems it important to give the public an update on his fitness journey.
Since seeking the services of celebrity lifestyle coach Patrice J White in May, ‘The Doctor’ says he has lost 15 inches from his waist and is on his way to becoming sexy.“Mi nuh born wid big bone and mi did small when mi did young so it never easy fi me put on weight so it a go harder fi me lose it,” he said during a recent Instagram live.
“But don’t worry bout it, mi nuh waan lose weight, mi waan turn all of this inna muscle… so just watch mi training. Give mi six months and mi and unno talk. When yuh see mi in the next six months if mi look the same way then you can cuss mi…but yuh cya beat mi after one month…cause the bad habits nah go change inna one month… Give mi until August please, unno see the changes.”
The entertainer will celebrate his birthday on August 22, and also intends to release an album that month. The catalyst for Beenie’s new lifestyle came after his performance on the online music battle series, Verzuz, with Bounty Killer on May 23.
Though the occasion boosted Jamaican music, culture, and streams for both artistes, Beenie’s protruding belly also dominated conversations, inspiring relentless memes and tweets calling for the deejay to hit the gym.
Beenie Man said he is proud of his strides, but revealed that his belly isn’t his only stubborn area.
“The problem is mi have fat every weh. Mi have fat inna mi neck, mi have fat inna mi face, mi have fat inna mi shoulder… Mi haffi lose fat every weh and if yuh nah lose fat every weh den yuh nah lose di belly, so mi haffi gwaan lose fat so see wid mi people. But by next year…mi up there, very sexy or over-sexy.”
He also gave props to his trainer for tailoring his workout routine and giving him a sense of accountability.
“Monday through Thursday mi do mi thing myself, Friday through Sunday Pat see mi,” he said. “Yuh know she cya give mi nuh tyre and dem tings deh cause mi have shoulder problems and leg problems through mi badness days, but she deal wid mi proper and she give me the proper exercises mi can do by myself and dat a weh mi love.
“Nobody ever gives you exercises that you can do by yourself because dem want to be a part of your thing right through. Mi like the trainer dem weh tell yuh seh you can do dat at your house or if you do dat at your house it will work until you come to me. Pat a da woman deh.”
It seems the fitness fever has taken over the family, as Beenie shared that his youngest child, Xiah, mothered by Krystal Tomlinson (also a gym enthusiast) gets into some heavy lifting of her own.
“Mi little daughter feel like she a Hercules; she lift up everything so mi haffi put the weights inna mi storeroom because the other day mi see she lift up a bottle of polish… If you know weh mi a talk bout yuh know seh a one-and-a-half-year-old baby cya lift up dat big bottle of polish, the fabuloso. My daughter pick up dat wid one hand…she nuh call nobody fi help…and den she put a next bottle pan top of it.”