Last Friday THE STAR asked the public to vote for the winner of the clash held on December 26 by texting the name of who they believed won to the number provided.
Kartel won the vote-off after he got more than 65 per cent of the votes from the respondents.
When THE STAR called Kartel yesterday for a response to his victory in the poll, he quickly pointed out that he was not surprised.
“No I’m not. I knew the outcome from the ‘Barber’ (Mavado) broke (Usain) Bolt’s record,” he said.
There was some controversy following the clash with fans of both artistes claiming victory. Mavado also told THE STAR that he was the winner and the ‘baddest’ deejay in Jamaica while Kartel insisted that he (Mavado) ran out of lyrics and ran from the stage so could not have been the winner.
In an article published in THE STAR on December 29, persons in entertainment circles were also split on who won. A statement from Supreme Promotions (promoters of Sting), said the clash was even. “The clash was too close to call. It was evenly poised,” Isaiah Laing, head of Supreme Promotions said.
In yesterday’s interview Kartel said the answer was clear immediately after the clash.
Reports however were that the clash had appeared to be in Kartel’s favour until he deejayed about Mavado’s mother, which did not go down well with the Sting crowd. Some persons began to boo him and Mavado capitalised on this and did a swift counteraction before leaving the stage.
Efforts by THE STAR to reach Mavado for a comment yesterday proved futile.