Vybz Kartel says "No" to Mavado

todayNovember 24, 2009

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Deejay Vybz Kartel has made it clear he will not be accepting the invitation to Mavado’s birthday bash on December 5 at Temple Hall Estate.

In a release sent to THE STAR over the weekend, Kartel said he is unable to attend the birthday bash due to previous engagements – one of which is Bolt’s 9.58 party which he is booked to perform at on the same night.


Both artistes have come under pressure in the media to come to an understanding to ease the conflicts raised by the Gully-Gaza feud. Last Friday, Mavado, through his manager Julian Jones-Griffith, seemed to have been prepared to to make a move, publicly inviting Vybz Kartel to his party as a call for peace.

Stating that it was not a publicity stunt, Jones-Griffith previously explained, “We just want to put it out there, Mavado has been coming under pressure for this Gully-Gaza thing and I’m sure he wants a better Jamaica. I’m sure Vybz Kartel as a Jamaican wants the same thing. For the sake of the Jamaican yutes, we’re inviting him to come onstage to show the people it’s all about the music and dat we can live good. We want him to come and participate, it’s something that needs to be done and we need a big stage to do it.”

In the release sent by Kartel, he however outlined other means through which the feud should be solved stating, “What I think is the best way to solidify in the minds of the children that this ‘Gaza-Gully’ feud is merely music, is not to accommodate such a historical ‘burning of the peace pipe’ at such a commercial, adult-oriented event, but rather in the high schools where bouts ofviolence due to our feuding are most prominent. When a date for that is set, I will readily appear.”

In the meantime, both parties are meeting with the political ombudsman, Bishop Herro Blair, in an effort to iron out their differences. Mavado has already met with Blair while Kartel is expected to do so today.

Source: JamaicaStar

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