Emerging dancehall talent Malie Donn continues to be a watercooler topic, amplified by the release of his latest single, “Nah Forfeit,” on the Ching Records imprint.
Fresh from his cameo at Masicka’s Streetz Festival in Kingston last weekend, the entertainer on Tuesday premiered the single that has been creating quite a stir on various social media platforms.
In “Nah Forfeit,” Malie Donn delves into various aspects of his journey, addressing challenges and doubters who may have wished for his downfall. However, the perceived subliminal jab at fellow artiste I-Octane has ignited significant discussion within the dancehall community. As he sings,
“A wonda a who a gas him up buy him a hot beer / tyre buss inna di road di benz nuh have spare / rim it and guh buy a new one cause it nuh dat dear / mi nuh freak mi nuh octane mi fly a mi nuh got plane,”
Malie Don’s latest effort has sparked mixed responses, with some criticizing the alleged attack on I-Octane while others staunchly defend him and his lyrical content.
Despite nominal metrics of only 27,000+ views on YouTube, the song remains a conversation centrepiece and currently occupies the No.21 spot on the trending chart.
This latest controversy comes almost a week after Barbados authorities cleared the deejay and four members of his entourage of sexual assault accusations filed against them by a female. It was revealed that the interactions between the complainant and the men were unfounded. Consequently, the Barbados Police Services (BPS) acquitted Malie Donn and his team of any wrongdoing after a swift and comprehensive investigation, which led to the female being taken into custody for providing false information to the authorities.
Malie Donn and his team were in Barbados for the Summa Fest 2023 showcase at the Kensington Oval.