Yes, you read that headline right. Dancehall superstar, Mr. Vegas wants to take his ongoing battle with long-time nemesis, Bounty Killer from the mic to the ring, even willing to put up a five-figure sum to make it happen.
During an interview with Nikki Z this past weekend, Mr. Vegas issued the challenge to the ‘War Lord’ after being asked which celebrity he would most want to step in the ring with. He then posted a video on his Instagram page, saying he was willing to put up US$50,000 of his own money to make the fight happen.
However, Vegas’ call out did not sit well with Bounty, who subsequently tweeted, "Tell Gaygas go match up wid him man dem at the gym, mi nuh match up wid man or go inna ring wid man,"
Vegas soon responded to Bounty’s counter, telling the Jamaica Star in an interview published Wednesday that people should not take his challenge too seriously.
"I was asked a question and I answered it. I called his name because a him a the General," he told the newspaper. “If mi did say Matterhorn or anybody else people would've laughed and say how mi a fight likkle girls."
He also claims his issue with Bounty Killer is not as big as everyone is making it out to be.
"A me wrong fi call him name innu, but nothing nah gwaan man,” he said. “Mi just call him name because mi nuh see nobody else weh woulda match the challenge.”
Vegas is currently promoting his new single, Party Tun Up, featuring Sean Paul and Fatman Scoop as well as the Out A Road Riddim, crafted by his own MV Music label.