The target, according to Stonebwoy, is to avoid ending up like Vybz Kartel, who was imprisoned.
Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale, two of Ghana’s most famous dancehall artists, have been feuding for years.
Their rivalry has been compared to the bitter feud between Vybz Kartel and Mavado, which caused a major split among dancehall fans. Stonebwoy recently opened up about his feud with Shatta Wale during a recent interview.
The African entertainer reported that neither of them could end up in the same situation as Vybz Kartel, who has been imprisoned for murder since 2011.
Stonebwoy and Etana sat down for a virtual interview with journalist Sharon L Carpenter, where they spoke about their new song “Proppa” and other interesting aspects of his career.
“It’s not my prayers that one of us end up like Kartel cause we still need our freedom in the end.”Stonebwoy said
“I don’t know the situation with Kartel, honestly speaking, but what I do know is that he is not out in the world. He is in a confinement. That’s not what I wish for either of us and you know we have to continue to preach peace.”He continued.
Stonebwoy then went on to explain what had sparked his and Shatta Wale’s feud over the years. Both have always seemed to be at odds, despite their fan bases’ unwavering support.
Physical violence erupted between both men on stage during the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in 2019, after Stonebwoy was named as the winner of the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year, a title he had won for the fifth time.
Both musicians were suspended from the Awards as a result of the incident, and they were even taken to court. Since both men apologized, the ban was lifted this year.
This was apparently the first violent confrontation between the two that was captured on tape, and it could have resulted in both of them serving time in prison.
Despite all that has happened, Stonebwoy has stated that their feud is more of a “sibling rivalry.”
Bringing a message of peace and reconciliation to the people, he said, “When there’s no beef, no fight that’s where you can see real hard work to get to the top.”
Etana also discussed a new song called “My Love,” which will be released soon that features Vybz Kartel. This is the second single from “Pamoja”, her latest album.