Popcaan, Mavado fans at odds over apology
Days after dancehall entertainer Popcaan issued a public apology to his fans via his Instagram account, there is still a heated discussion taking place on social media.
Fans of the 'Unruly Boss' and his musical rival Mavado are at odds over the post as some believe Popcaan was throwing in the towel and giving up on the lyrical war currently taking place between the two.
"To my younger and my older fans I would like to apologise for all the language that I been using in me and Mavado lyrical battle," the Popcaan's post read.
"We have no violence whatsoever towards each other. Bess up all real dancehall music fans wey been a follow the culture and bless up Mavado," it continued.
Although the entertainer did not directly address his rival, some social media users took the post as a sign of weakness on Popcaan's part
"Artiste yuh really write dem Shaky post ya? Y..Y..Y this nuh Gaza approve," one user posted.
"Killy killy me love u but me naa lie, you disappoint me. All when man a dead inna war them no back down. Wow, Jah know u let we all down," another commented.
And although there were many users who felt that Popcaan's move was his way of giving up on the 'war', others applauded the entertainer for not only being the bigger person, but also for thinking about how the clash could possibly affect his career.
"The man apologise to his older and younger fans him never say I apologise for trying to dis Mavado, the man say bless up fi show people say it no personal so nu bring it back to Gully and Gaza days," a user posted.
Other social media users pointed out that in a time when dancehall artistes are blamed for many of the problems currently facing society, Popcaan's post would not only reflect good on him but on the entire industry.
"Good job. Dancehall is getting a fight and that behaviour was only contributing to its downfall or mash-up. I am a Gully fan and I don't think it has to do with you being weak or coward, it's just the right thing to do. Respect must maintain throughout the music industry," one user posted.