Dancehall artiste Gage has denied Internet rumours that he has disrespected reggae iconic artiste Sizzla in his song called ‘Still A Suck It’. The song is a follow-up to his popular single ‘Throat’, which received backlash from Sizzla in a stage show rant recently.
According to Gage’s manager, Cornelius Daley, YouTube uploaders are seeking views for their channel, by labelling the song a diss to the former Grammy-nominated singer.
“We never do anything to diss Sizzla, the fans and the people who upload on YouTube tek it up and sey is a Sizzla diss. We know it would have caused controversy, which is why we did the song, but I want to categorically state that it is not a disrespect to Sizzla,” the manager said.
Daley says Gage was not affected by Sizza’s bashing of Throat, because everybody is entitled to their own opinion.
“We would never diss Sizzla, he is an icon who set it for us and he is a good person. But he is doing his thing and we are doing ours. Sizzla is free to say what he wants to say and we have no problem with his opinion. But as the new song Still A Suck It states, women have been performing oral sex from the early days and when we all leave this earth they will still be doing it,” he said.
Daley also highlighted that Gage has other materials which are not based on sex. However, the media does not give attention to those songs.
“He has social commentary songs about love, encouragement and mama, yet nobody sees those songs. At the end of the day Sizzla is preaching positive Rasta message and we support that too,” he said.
The manager also disclosed that persons have been supporting the new single on local and international radio. A music video will also be released for Still A SuckIt in coming weeks.
“Me find out say nuff tings a gwaan inna Jamaica and a unuh, the fans, a support it. Unuh as selectors, me nuh want hear no Throat,” Sizzla said in reference to the song from Gage. He further stated; “You see Alkaline and di whole a unuh weh a try pollute this, unuh need fi sing some other lyrics. A unuh madda unuh a dis round yah. Me nuh care a which selector or which sound. Me a bad man and unuh … caan do me nutten.”