After being at odds since last year, two of Dancehall’s leading females, Lady Saw and Macka Diamond look set to settle their differences once and for all with a lyrical clash at this year’s edition of STING.
Reports Friday emerged that a clash between the two deejays has been confirmed for the 30th anniversary of STING, set to take place on Dec. 26 at Jamworld in Portmore, St. Catherine. One of STING’s promoters, Heavy D told the Jamaica STAR that it was Lady Saw who asked that the clash take place.
“Lady Saw deh pon the show long time and Lady Saw and Macka Diamond have dem argument. Lady Saw call fi it. Saw tell mi seh she need fi finish the argument onstage ’cause Macka Diamond is talking too much,” he said.
The two leading ladies have had issues ever since a song Macka released named, Forty and Fabulous, which contained lyrics some perceived to be slights at Lady Saw. The feud has escalated at various points over the last year on social media, from an issue over a show Lady Saw missed in Grenada, to Macka Diamond’s controversial pictures promoting her single, Twist Me.
After Macka recently released the Lady Saw diss track, Nigingy Nigingy on the Blurred Lines Riddim, Lady Saw issued a challenge to the Dye Dye singer via Twitter.
“If that garbage of a song is the best you can do then am so disappointed. Come to Sting US$30k up for grabs, I need it for Charity,” she tweeted to Macka Diamond. “Personally inviting @mackadiamond1 … to Sting for a lyrical beat down. Am a shut you up once and for all. Done talk.”
Macka Diamond’s responded, “War can’t stop my career, me jus dweet fi fun and show unu say a good over evil ,and me free fi deejay wah me want cause a long time unu a trouble mi.”
Macka Diamond has more experience in the clash arena at STING, having knocked off Queen Paula during a highly contentious clash at the 2003 edition. However, last year, she did not turn up when another rival, Spice called her out for a clash during her performance at STING.