Perhaps the expectation was too high or the Gaza don was under represented at this year’s Reggae Sumfest dancehall night.
Despite dancehall night being notorious for its tough audience, a slew of dancehall acts performed above par with the exception of Vybz Kartel who delivered a rock bottom disappointing set.
Gaza members Shawn Storm and Popcaan helped rescue their mentor’s image by scrapping two forwards from fans, however, the addition of Gaza Slim and Sheba was an embarrassment to the self proclaimed “Dancehall Hero” as 20,000 strong fans stands and look in dismay.
Fans have since been hitting up Dancehall HipHop on Twitter and Facebook sharing their reaction to what they called the worst Vybz Kartel performance in the history of his career.
“Di World Boss flop… so we guess Corey Todd was right about the things he said about building Vybz Kartel” (Twitter)
“Mi and my friends walked out bout 10 minutes after Kartel start perform, waist a time, Mavado and Octane a di boss.” (Twitter)
“Kartel good pon cd but horrible performer on stage, him need fi stop bleach and go work pon him craft.” (Facebook)
“Him flop yes… but a still my deejay so unnu lef him alone.” (Twitter)
“Kartel can do without the untalented members of his Empire, Jah Vinci give a better performance than all of dem put together.” (Facebook)
These are a few of the hundreds of response fans send in to Dancehall HipHop.
Whats your thoughts on Vybz Kartel and the Empire performance?