On Tuesday, rumors started floating around the internet claiming that Alkaline visited Vybz Kartel in GP. The reports alleging that the Vendetta deejay apologizes to the incarcerated deejay and asked for a collaboration in music and possible business ventures. Urban Islandz reached out to sources in both the Vendetta and Gaza camp who could not confirm the claim, the folks over Vendetta categorically denied the reports.
“Alkaline never and I want to emphasize ‘never’ visit Kartel in or out of prison,” a rep for the Vendetta told DHH. “This is nothing more than fake news made up by supporters of the other side. We too busy making hit songs and making moves to even sit down behind a keyboard and makeup foolishness.”
DHH also reached out to our sources inside the Gaza for a comment and they also couldn’t confirm that the meeting ever happen. “I don’t know about that,” sources said. “Vybz Kartel gets visit from people from time to time and there is a process to see him so at the very least Shorty or management would know if that ago go down.” Vybz Kartel and Alkaline are both rivals in dancehall and two of the hottest artists in the genre over the last few years.
In October last year, Vybz Kartel released an Alkaline and Mavado diss track “Round Corna” which solidifies their beef. That track has since racked up 3 million views on YouTube.