Although he pledged his allegiance to his former mentor Vybz Kartel, dancehall artiste Popcaan has buried the hatchet and has reconciled with iconic dancehall artiste Bounty Killer. Bounty Killer celebrated his 41st birthday last weekend at Sugarman Beach in Portmore. It was during selector Boom Boom’s set that the surprise came.
“Him (Popcaan) deh Canada pon tour and him send a voicenote to him sister and tell him sister fi mek sure mi get the song. Mi mek the link wid har and she burn it off pon a CD and mi just premiere it at the party,” Boom Boom said.
In the voicenote, Popcaan said, “Yuh done know a Popcaan a represent fi Bounty Killer the legendary. Yuh done know today a yuh special day so mi just waan seh on behalf of me and the Unruly Gang, big up yuh damn self.” This was followed by an a capella version of one of his songs, Party Non Stop.
Bounty Killer told THE WEEKEND STAR that he was surprised by the birthday greeting.
“I was a bit surprised but it touched everybody. I went to his birthday party at the Quad too so there is a mutual understanding,” Bounty Killer said.
The Warlord went on to say that he is now more focused on music and less on war.
“My earlier days was fighting against who I didn’t like. Now in my later days, it’s all about uniting with the people. I care zero about haters,” he said.
Although speculation has been rampant that Popcaan has joined Bounty Killer’s Alliance Next Generation (ANG) camp, Bounty Killer refuted these claims.
With an arsenal of new hits under his belt, including a recent collab with I-Octane, Bounty Killer told THE WEEKEND STAR that is now focused on positivity in the music.
“Everything that is great and positive is up with me from here onwards. Fans can look out for new tracks, albums, videos and tours. I’m also focusing on the development of my ‘young gaads’ artistes, producers, musicians and selectors. Greatness and beyond mi say. Alliance for life,” the deejay said.