December 05, 2009
KARTEL WANTS TO MEET MAVADO IN HWT IN PEACE GESTURE
Vybz Kartel a.k.a Addi the Teacha is extending an olive branch to David 'Mavado' Brooks to meet in HWT, shake hands and publicly resolve a roiling public dispute that has galvanised the society and the media, even as it divided members of society who found themselves in Gaza and Gully camps. At times, the friction between the two had threatened to trigger bouts of macho street theatre as fans traded barbs and insults even though for a large part of this year, the two artistes have refrained from trading insults on record. Below is a letter written by Kartel himself making himself available to publicly send a message that the feud between the two is strictly musical and not personal.
With all due respect to the Commissioner, I think they went a little overboard in making such a hasty decision, especially in light of the fact that Mavado and I are currently in negotiation as to how best we can publicly make a cry for peace.
I can undoubtedly speak on behalf of David when I say there is no animosity between either parties and truth be told, we have been in dialogue from time to time and since recently, even more regularly in our mutual big to best resolve this so-called feuding in the minds of dancehall fans in particular and the wider society, in general.
Let it be known that in a gesture of goodwill, faith and patriotism that I, Adidja Palmer, will be making myself available on Wednesday of next week, December 9 to stand with David Brooks, in HWT, at noon, under the famous clock to show Jamaica that we're patriotic Jamaicans and as such, are bound to secure the well-being of such. I am calling on the relevant authorities who also have a stake in resolving this public feud to endeavour to make it happen in a peaceful, organised manner.
Adidja Palmer di Teacha