Fans of incarcerated dancehall star Vybz Kartel have blasted reggae/dancehall artiste I-Octane on social media for saying the Worl' Boss might be dominant in Jamaica, however, overseas his influence is not identical.
Vybz Kartel is known to have one of the most loyal fan-base in contemporary dancehall since the Gully vs Gaza feud, and while I-Octane's comments might not have been disrespectful, several of Kartel's fans took offence and decided to attack the Happy Time singer on social media.
I-Octane's comments were made during a recent Entertainment Report interview, only weeks after music executive Johnny Wonder also said that Vybz Kartel was presently dancehall's best seller collectively, based on the volume of his hit records.
I-Octane said: "If yu guh anywhere in the world yuh must hear Vybz Kartel, but him is not the dominant person. In Europe, he is not that, you hardly hear a Romain Virgo in Jamaica, but in Europe he is dominant, he is like the Vybz Kartel in Europe. You never go anywhere and don't hear a Romain Virgo, it gives you a wider perspective of live and a wider perspective of the music".
Various persons took turns bashing I-Octane on YouTube and Facebook, seeking to prove that Vybz Kartel was in fact dominant outside of Jamaica.
"I'm in England and I can say Vybz Kartel runs dancehall in England, it isn't any different from being in Jamaica," user King Tafari1 posted on YouTube.