Selector Foota Hype has settled the questions behind his broken friendship with Mavado, explaining that the deejay did many things to him that were hurtful. Foota went into great detail about the strife between him and Mavado, indicating that the deejay’s worst act was when he did not show his condolences by attending the funeral of his mother.
The well-known selector noted that he played a key role in Mavado’s outstanding career and that he went above and beyond to help pave the way for Mavado, but ego seemingly got the best of the Gully Gad artiste.
During an interview, Foota Hype indicated that Mavado seemingly wanted him to be a “yes man” follower instead of having an equal partnership.
“There is no way Foota ago be a falla backa…We affi be bredda. We can’t be nuh boss and nuh soldier,” he explained. He also said, “I was unfairly treated,” and added that he was not going to treat Mavado like a King or a God since he did not subject Mavado to such things before he received his big break.
The interview became emotional when Foota Hype, born Oneil Thomas, revealed the most hurtful thing his ex-friend did to him. The straw that broke the camel’s back was when Mavado, legally named David Brooks, did not attend his mother’s funeral despite being in close proximity.
“A wull heap a f**kry him do enuh, but di most hurtful thing him do to me enuh a when mi madda dead and Mavado deh a Jamaica and deh five minutes away from the church and nuh come a di funeral,” Foota Hype said, adding that no one from Mavado’s family or his team attended the funeral.
Foota also stated that despite Mavado’s absence, he still expressed his condolences when Mavado’s mother passed away. He hinted that karma caught up to Mavado more than once, including when the Father God deejay could not attend his own mother’s funeral since he was overseas.
While he said he is open to reuniting with Mavado, he stressed that the friendship would have to be different than it was in the past.
Listen to the interview with Foota Hype below:
Coincidentally or intentionally, Mavado released a track on October 5 called No Sorry in which he addressed people who think he did them wrong and outlined that he is not sorry for his flaws. In the single, Mavado explains that he went through his darkest times with only God.
Listen to Mavado’s No Sorry below: