The organisers of Sting have dismissed dancehall artiste Alkaline as ‘unimportant’ after the controversial deejay cancelled a scheduled performance at the popular Boxing Day stage show.
Isaiah Laing, CEO of Supreme Promotions, said the entertainer is using the show just to “look a hype”.
“All of this is just a stunt. Alkaline is not important and one artiste can’t mash up mi business. Alkaline a look a hype and me nah play that game cause him nah get no hype offa Sting and a dat him want,” Laing said.
Laing claimed that Alkaline didn’t even contact him or Supreme Promotions to cancel his performance and that he had to read it in the paper.
“This is just how the man operates, he has no regard for anybody. After we contacted him how long ago about the performance we now have to see it in the media that he has overseas engagements,” Laing told Loop News.
Laing added: “But him nuh affect the price of rice fi me, so me done talk.”
Alkaline was also slated to appear on stage at last year’s Sting but arrived late and didn’t get to perform.
Meanwhile, clash veteran and Sting favourite Ninjaman is expected to perform alongside dancehall’s newest sensation, Gully Bop, aka Countryman, aka Daddy Kartel.
There will also be a Blak Ryno vs Kiprich rematch.
The show kicks off at the Jamworld Entertainment Complex in St Catherine on Boxing Day.