Dancehall stars Mr. Vegas and Bounty Killer clashed again on Instagram a few days ago, after a fan of the Warlord tagged him underneath a post which the Heads High singer had made, mocking the upcoming King of Kingston album.
On Wednesday, Vegas posted a snippet from a viral TikTok video of four African women dancing to his Hot Wuk (2010) song. However, in the post’s caption, he shaded Bounty Killer’s Junior Gong executive-produced album, which is set for release this Christmas.
“I am the greatest!!!! King of Africa coming soon! Dem a king a Kingston, mi a KING of Africa!” he captioned the post.
Vegas’ caption vexed boozi_tours, who sought to complain to Bounty Killer by tagging him, indicating that he should address the matter and put Vegas in his place.
“@grunggaadzilla this man a talk to you bout king a kingston a can’t you him a ramp with me general,” he wrote under Vegas’ post.
The Warlord, however, did not seem to be riled up and jeeringly dismissed Vegas’ post as attention-seeking.
“@boozi_tours Seeking attention
In response, a delighted Bounty Killer wrote: “@boozi_tours Kabooooom
But Vegas did not take kindly to the fact that his statement had been reported to Bounty Killer with whom has had a years-long falling out, and took out his anger on the follower, after Bounty Killer had made his virtual exit from the thread.
“@boozi_tours Si seh yuh a gal!” Vegas said in taking aim at him.
However, boozi_tours seemed ready for a verbal fight in honor of Bounty Killer.
“@mrvegasmusic go chuck up una yu mada,” he replied.
Vegas, also seemingly furious that Bounty Killer had dared to comment on his page, began tagging the My Xperience artist in his comments.
“@grunggaadzilla Pedo-bwoy, weh yuh a do over yah if mi a seek attention? Tek yuh rass offa mi page!” Vegas said of the artiste whom he has blamed for doing damage to his career by bringing his sexuality into question more than a decade ago.
“@grunggaadzilla Kabooom yuh rass! EXIT pedo-bwoy! Not another word!!!!” Vegas added.
However, there was no response from Bounty, who, having achieved his objective of irritating the Nike Air artist, had seemingly moved on to other matters.
In August last year, after a long cease-fire, the two artists had resumed their ‘war-of-words’, after Bounty took exception to Vegas labeling critics of deejays who recorded dubplates for politicians in the General Election campaign, as being “badmind”.
Vegas had said the critics were bitter since they had no hot songs, and no politician was calling them to do dubplates, unlike artists like Spice, Skillibeng, Shenseea,and Alkaline, who were all among those commissioned to make dubs.
But a furious Bounty had responded to the Sucky Ducky artist’s comments on his Instagram page, in a manner so vitriolic, that some fans pleaded with him to erase the post. Bounty, however, was unrelenting, claiming that Vegas had evoked his anger, and he would not hold back.
“Don’t forget who this is the Mighty Bounty Killer boy and gyal fi know dem f__king place now mon everything and everybody is just too loose things need to be tightened up now I’m in my rage,” he had written.
In his tirade, the Seaview Gardens native had hurled same-sex slurs at Vegas and claimed he did not use his influence in the prime of his career to “speak on any social issue” for the people. In addition, he said Vegas was seeking attention and had never done any song about his struggles or mentioned where his roots were.
The Warlord had also rebuked Vegas for trying to mislead the public into thinking he was jealous of the artists, who were criticized by himself, Vybz Kartel, Tanya Stephens and Queen Ifrica.
“Nobody is saying artiste shouldn’t deal or have an understanding with politician do dubs or whatever. We are simple saying that if they wants dancehall support they should show the same support to the industry and music by stop stereotyping it tourist board does not sponsor dancehall events bcuz they don’t recognize it as a tourist attraction,” Bounty had said.
He also made negative references about the scar that Vegas had on his face, and accused him of teaching “youths to put money over morals”.
Vegas had responded a few hours later in a 2 ½ hour Instagram Live, which he dedicated to mocking the Warlord. He had even read Bounty’s full post, including the derogatory comments made against him, laughing at intervals as he pointed pointing out the grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors that littered the post.
Claiming Bounty Killer was consuming too much Hennesey over the years, Vegas had also said that the Living Dangerously artist ought to ease off the alcohol in order to regenerate his brain cells.
He labeled Bounty a hypocrite, noting that the majority of his songs were laced with violent lyrics, and as a consequence he lacked the moral authority to criticize any young artist, referring to Look into My Eyes and Anytime as proof.
The vendetta between the two deejays began in the late 1990s and rose to exponential levels on social media in 2014, after Vegas said he was fed up of being bullied by Bounty and decided to defend himself.
Vegas also revealed in 2019, that in the early years of their feud, he had sought revenge on Bounty by ‘looking’ his then-girlfriend D’Angel, but the Stronger artist had chased him away and hung up her phone.
In May this year, Bounty Killer implicitly trash-talked Mr. Vegas, who had sided with Alkaline, ever since the Warlord made it clear that he had low regard for the Afterall artist and mocked his Top Prize album.
Vegas had called for his fans to support Alkaline’s Top Prize album in the wake of Bounty’s dismissive comments about the production, declaring that “a house divided cannot stand”.
In a later video, he stated artists should not be mocking any body of work put out by their compatriots, as this could backfire.