I saw this developing online but I was busy dealing with other matters and frankly these beefs I wonder sometimes if they are manufactured to get ratings and such on one side while the other is paid; it has happened overseas and strongly suspected locally in previous similar beefs. Remeber the so called war between Vybz Kartel and Movado? yet they both suddenly became friends and all chummy.
The issue was raised by popular radio host Angela Yee during an interview at New York morning show, The Breakfast Club. Mr Vegas, who faced tough questions from controversial hosts Charlamange Tha God and DJ Envy, responded to the gay rumours saying, “Am a straight gyalis, but I don’t have nothing against gay people. Yuh hear my record? Gyalis straight.
In 2013, Bounty Killer and Mr Vegas traded insults on social media. During the verbal exchange, Bounty Killer used names like ‘Gaygas’ and ‘Fish’ to refer to the Heads High artiste. The argument developed after Bounty Killer made fun of Mr Vegas’ old school clothing on Digicel Rising Stars, as he believed the outfit was not masculine. During the recent interview, Mr Vegas also said persons have misjudged him because he tries to live a positive life.
“If you grow up a certain way and you try to speak properly and you live a certain way, they say you are gay. If someone begs you something and you are not the type of person who does handout, they say you are gay. A lot of the times, people who always call somebody gay they are usually the gay and are in the closet. If every guy should be gay then I would live like Solomon,” said Mr Vegas, who is currently promoting a song called Identify My Love.
As it relates to Bounty Killer’s role in starting the rumour, Mr Vegas told The Breakfast Club that the icon tried the same strategy during his feud with Beenie Man, but that did not deter his success.“Bounty Killer tried that with me, he tried the same thing with Beenie Man, and Beenie Man is still touring. I am still touring, still making records, and I am still feeding my kids,” he said.“I got seven kids and I am taking care of them. How are you going to make stupid persons make you end up in the same place as Vybz Kartel? If a man calls you gay, what you gonna do, take a gun and go kill that man? You are going to go to prison.”
Let's see where this one ends but sometimes some folks are closeted as well and have to protect their interests so it would not suit them to come out even if they were gay as a picnic basket.
Peace & tolerance
See these previous posts:
Out a Road: DJs who "hit out" hiding something? 2010
Elephant Man called a "Fish" in dancehall rivalry 2009
Vybz Kartel lashes back with "Woman Wi Love" song, has he forgotten it is he who blurred the lines
Anything to Remain Current ........... Bounty Killer Backs Anti Gay Religious Groups Stance