The infamous brawl at STING 2012 between revered ‘Gaza’ deejays, Popcaan and Black Ryno may have garnered a few laughs from Dancehall fans, but the show’s promoter isn’t smiling about the matter and plans to take legal action against one of the combatants.
Supreme Promotions head and STING 2012 lead promoter, Isaiah Laing is reportedly considering a lawsuit against Black Ryno for instigating the much talked about incident with his ex-Portmore Empire teammate. This, after Ryno walked out on Popcaan’s set as he tried to start a clash between himself and the self-professed ‘Fry Yiy.’ However, Popcaan was in no mood for lyrical confrontation, shoving Ryno off the stage before a near minute-long brawl ensued involving the artistes and their entourages.
Now, Laing seeks to punish Ryno for his actions in the courtroom, telling the Jamaica STAR on Friday that these events weren’t planned.
“This is a mystery. Black Ryno was supposed to perform before Popcaan but because Popcaan was leaving the island for Africa, we decided to switch it around,” Laing explained to the STAR. “Black Ryno grabbed the mic from Nuffy and all hell broke loose. Thankfully, it was short-lived.”
According to the STING CEO, he’s contacted legal representation to find out if charges can be laid against Black Ryno while threatening that he may never work with the deejay again.
“This is a mystery. Black Ryno was supposed to perform before Popcaan but because Popcaan was leaving the island for Africa, we decided to switch it around. Black Ryno grabbed the mic from Nuffy and all hell broke loose. Thankfully, it was short-lived,” he said.
Following the brawl, Popcaan returned to the stage where he performed Born Bad and a pair of other songs while professing his undying loyalty to long-time mentor, Vybz Kartel.
Meanwhile, Ryno defended his decision to come out on stage, telling TVJ’s Entertainment Report that he wasn’t surprised Popcaan shoved him off the stage, claiming he did so out of cowardice. ‘Di Stinger,’ who was wheeled away in handcuffs following the incident, also said he came on stage to try and entertain the crowd as he tried to confront his nemesis.