There is no beef - Jahvillani insists he wasn’t trying to sabotage the ‘6ix’ at Sumfest
For the past few weeks, social media has been abuzz with reports that St Ann-based deejay Jahvillani is at odds with 6ix member Chronic Law.
Although Junior 'Heavy D' Fraser, manager of the 6ix clique, dismissed these reports in a recent interview with THE S TAR, Jahvillani's Reggae Sumfest performance reignited tensions between fans 'repping' his Wileside posse and those devoted to the Squash-led circle.
Touching the stage on Saturday morning on Festival Night One, Jahvillani reeled out hardcore, murder-fuelled lyrics that were as dark as his ensemble in tracks like Gyal, Money, Murda, Wileside Government, Run Out and Nuh Reason. His high energy was unavoidable, but so too was his use of profanity, which ultimately forced the police to draw the curtains on the St James event, preventing headliners Squash and Chronic Law from closing the show.
This has reaped several unpleasant comments online from fans who believe Jahvillani sabotaged the occasion for the 6ix.
However, he assures this is not true.
"Me woulda never do that still cause we nuh fight people, everybody waan live dem dream. Di whole a we a young artistes weh dream fi work pon a Sumfest, so mi woulda never try that," Jahvillani told THE STAR.
"Me never did aware fully seh mi nuh fi curse. A just the vibes weh me did go out deh wid still. I swear to God, a just the energy. Nobody never come to me and seh me fi stop curse the badword."
Before he made his exit, he performed his banger Clarks Pon Foot that was released last month. Though the song has received endorsement from British shoe brand Clarks, the deejay revealed it has also stirred some 'hate'.
"A dis cause all a di controversy. Mi chune go number one trending fi how long. Clarks share mi chune, and me hear bare man start mek talk, but we nuh hear dem," he said before performing the track.
Jahvillani explained that the comment was not a subliminal reference to Chronic Law, and added that he has no issues with the artiste.
"If yuh did check the Internet at the time when Clarks post mi ting, people woulda see weh me a talk bout - everybody did vex. It wasn't really one smaddy," he said.
"There is no beef, man. Me bigger than that. Mi just a do music. Mi refrain from read certain comments and watch certain things cause all dem ting deh will build anger, and we nuh really want dat right now. So we just stay inna we corner and gwaan sing we song dem."
His song, Easy Does It, is rumoured to be a diss track to Chronic Law, but Jahvillani stands his ground that he is just making music and not jabs.
With his debut Reggae Sumfest gig out the way, Jahvillani is looking forward to his upcoming appearances.
"It feel good fi close Sumfest inna di morning deh because is a big task even though a nuh so it did set fi go. But we feel good bout it same way," he said.
"We have whole heap a show pon the ground, couple shows overseas same way. Next month, we have Fully Loaded on August 3, Summer Sizzle the 10th, and we have a show a Trinidad on the 30th."