I-Octane will not be closing Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night this year because he turned down the request from the organizers.
Instead Octane is asking his biggest critic, Mr. Vegas, to close the show this year.
I-Octane, who closed the show last year, said that a lot of folks were skeptical and even chastised him as in the case of Mr. Vegas, but he pulled it off. The “Bruck It Down” deejay openly criticized the concert promoters for selecting I-Octane as the closing act.
It turns out that the organizers were very satisfied with the “My Life” singjay and want him to close the show this year again. But Octane says he declined.
“Honour to Bounty Killer and Beenie Man who have closed Sumfest for many years,” I-Octane said. “Last year, many people were sceptical and thought it was a risky move to make me as a young artiste close the show. The outcome was good and the reviews were good, and despite that, Mr Vegas still had nothing positive to say, and I think he should have been happy that a young youth was stepping out and prospering.”
“When I saw that Mr Vegas will be on the show this year, I decided that he should be the one to close it,” I-Octane added. “Since he was full of big talk last year and ridiculing the festival and the line-up, I want to give him the honour of closing Sumfest and I will stand up and watch his performance, and if he does well, I will walk over and shake his hand.”
I-Octane also said he want to perform before Mr. Vegas perform.