The veteran sound system selector was grossly disrespected by young dancehall gunner Alkaline last week Friday at the Vendetta deejay’s birthday bash at Club Euro in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Alka got upset when Matterhorn, who was the designated deejay, started playing Vybz Kartel songs at the party. “Yo a pu**y for that wa yo just do,” he told the disc jockey in front of his face on stage.
Tony Matterhorn fans have been going off on social media with some calling him a coward for letting the “Champion Boy” deejay disrespected him like that on stage in front his face. But in defense of the disc jockey, Alkaline had his goons right there with him and one of them look like he was ready to pop things off right there and then. Matterhorn has since gone on Instagram live to explain why he never retaliate at the time and fortunately he didn’t because things could have ended badly for both sides.
“When you reach my age you try tone down certain things,” TM said. “You understand because remember say unnu know say me is a sick blood**** individual, and you know Alkaline and him friends them can’t diss Matterhorn… It’s all about the music and the music is bigger than any one of us. So me do the better thing and be the bigger man.”
The long and the short of it, Tony Matterhorn is saying he made a conscious decision to de-escalate the situation because if he had retaliated then the headlines would have been much different and fans would’ve looked at him in a bad light for beating up the young dancehall deejay.
“Alkaline just make himself look bad, me no look bad, you make yourself look like you have a problem with Vybz Kartel,” Matterhorn added. He also said that he wasn’t the one who played the Vybz Kartel song and named Dutty Dex as the disc jockey behind the stunt.