Controversial reggae artiste Anthony B has raised the stakes and triggered a musical rivalry with singer Tarrus Riley by releasing a hard-hitting song called 'Rasta Fake'. The rivalry stems from a reported war of words between the camps of Rastafarian artistes, Anthony B and singer Tarrus Riley at Rebel Salute 2017.
The single is recorded over a catchy dancehall rhythm and sees Anthony B throwing serious barbs at Tarrus Riley, where he questions his sincerity to the Rastafarian faith and accuses Riley of spreading rumours about him.
Things came to a head between the camps of both artistes at the recently held Rebel Salute reggae festival in St Ann. The dispute erupted due to Riley’s reported demand to be allowed to perform more than an hour after his original scheduled time.
The event was running late and caused a disruption in the running order.
An infuriated Riley entered the stage during the performance of Fantan Mojah and gave an impromptu set before storming out of the venue.
Riley then posted a video on social media where he accused Anthony B of spewing disparaging remarks about his mother.
But the Fire Pon Rome deejay denied the allegations and denied even exchanging words with the Lion Paw singer.
On the Rasta Fake single, Anthony B is highly critical of Riley.
“Little Boy a Rasta fake
Boy soft like banana cake…
A hype up true him a get a license gun
Me nuh care dem a who fah son”