In the world of dancehall, where rivalries and lyrical battles often take centre stage, unexpected moments of unity can catch fans by surprise. Such a moment unfolded when dancehall rivals Vybz Kartel and Mavado shared a video on social media, leaving fans speculating about the future.
The video initially shared by Vybz Kartel on his Instagram story featured a clip from an interview with Mavado. In the interview, Mavado acknowledged the significant impact he and Vybz Kartel have had on the dancehall scene.
He boldly stated that they had carved two distinct columns in the genre, and even if they were to pass away tomorrow, their names would continue to resonate within the dancehall community. Vybz Kartel’s response was telling, with the words “Nuh joke nuh inna it” displayed on the screen, affirming his agreement with Mavado’s sentiment.
The unexpected display of mutual respect didn’t end there. Mavado reposted Vybz Kartel’s story to his Instagram story before it expired, adding to the intrigue and sparking widespread speculation. This gesture left fans wondering whether the two artistes, who were once fierce adversaries, have finally decided to put their differences aside and find common ground.
See the video below:
The history between Vybz Kartel and Mavado is a storied rivalry that goes beyond just musical competition. The two artistes led rival followings known as Gully (Mavado) and Gaza (Vybz Kartel), which built up in a lyrical feud that spilt over into the streets, with fans from both sides engaging in conflicts.
Interestingly, both Vybz Kartel and Mavado were once members of the same dancehall crew, the Alliance, led by the legendary Bounty Killer, further underscoring the complexity of their relationship.
See a picture of Vybz Kartel, Bounty Killer and Mavado below: