Dancehall heavy weights Bounty Killer and Ninjaman says they will not be performing at Sting 2012.
This new development came just days after Sting promoter Isiah Laing said in an interview with ER that Tommy Lee can defeat Bounty Killer in a clash at Sting.
Bounty Killer took to his official Twitter page to dismissed Laing’s claim. According to the dancehall legend, he will boycott Sting 2012.
“Who Laing think him be ppl??? I watched him dissed Beenie, dissed Vado dissed Kartel now dissed Ninja. Dissed me numerous times and finally dissed me again. A the nail inna that Sting coffin now that’s all folks!!
“It’s official I Rodney Price a.k.a Bounty Killer won’t be doing STING this year, don’t know when again either ppl, Laing too brite to be comparing me to a insect inna music, and did they ask me if I’d clash anybody? Nope, but if it was just about the hype and money at this stage in my career I ‘d do it just for the fun of it, but it’s about demanding my respect and protecting my legacy and legendary iconic status.”
(Bounty Killer Twitter)
Dancehall veteran Ninjaman says he also felt disrespected by Laing during that interview. As a result of the veteran dancehall promoter’s comments, Ninjaman says he will also boycott Sting 2012.
“Mr Laing is a very ungrateful person. Him a try replace me, but him know say if me did deh pon Sting, any deejay weh try clash me wudda dead. Laing nuh know what it takes fi make Sting happen. Him say me nuh impress him, but mi nah try impress no man inna dancehall, mi try impress the girls dem. I don’t need Sting. Mi a businessman, mi nuh bruk and hungry,” Ninjaman told the Star.
“How Mr Laing fi waan chat disrespectful tings bout me and then mi turn round and do him show? Him nah feed me, mi nah wuk Sting fi love nor money. Mi rich, mi nuh need him. No other deejay caan take my title a Sting. A mi and Super Cat pull the biggest crowd, so tell Mr Laing say him can gwaan, mi nuh need him” Ninjaman added.
Sting 2012 has been touting a massive lineup of top acts for the last few weeks including Mavado, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Popcaan, I-Octane, Khago, and Aidonia.
Will Sting be the same without Bounty Killer and Ninjaman.