Vybz Kartel has sought to address the current debate over his smash hit “Ramping Shop” collaboration with Spice.
The Queen of Dancehall/Reality TV show star sparked a huge debate with fans earlier this week after she asked them if the incarcerated deejay said “Nike” or “Nine” in the single.
“Did Kartel say cocky longer than me…. (Nike) or (Nine),” Spice asked in a Twitter poll.
Hover Vybz Kartel is now stepping forward with the correct answer. Speaking with fans on Instagram, the Gaza deejay confirmed that he said Nike and not nine, night or knife like other Dancehall fans assumed.
“..me cocky longer dan me #NIKE tell me weh yuh #LIKE yuh wah me drive or yuh wah me ride it like a #BIKE..,” the self-proclaimed ‘Worl’Boss’ wrote.
American rapper Cardi B was also in the comment section as she believed he said Knife. “Wait…. not longer than mi knife???,” she questioned.
In 2009, Ramping Shop became one of the most controversial dancehall releases in history. The song sparked nationwide ethical debates and suffered stop orders such that it continues to affect public music-distribution regulations.
The song also peaked at No. 76 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where it spent 15 weeks.