Tommy Lee Sparta performs at Reggae Sumfest 2017. (Photo: Marlon Reid)
Tommy Lee Sparta etched a short but memorable Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night performance on the minds of the patrons that had waited for his closing performance at Catherine Hall in his hometown of Montego Bay, St James on Saturday morning.
Audience members blew vuvuzelas, shouted, screamed and clapped in approval throughout Tommy Lee’s 10-minute set, reportedly shortened due to directives from the organisers who were facing time constraints.
Tommy Lee's act had basically started before his entry to the stage however, as Alkaline, who had performed earlier, had upped the stakes by dissing him and a reply was anticipated.
That brought MC Nuffy into play, as he took the opportunity to hype Tommy Lee's entry, reminding the crowd that Alkaline had ventured into the city and “dissed” the hometown deejay.
After entering the stage in a straight jacket, which was ripped off him by a member of his entourage, Tommy Lee wasted no time in going after the ‘Vendetta’ artiste.
“Mi see some bwoy ah try hold out the show,” he said, before going into his Not A Badness diss track aimed at Alkaline.
His response had the partisan crowd in a frenzy.
He then reeled off several of his popular songs including Spartan Soldier, Buss A Blank and Stacking Up The Paper for the very appreciative crowd.
But with the crowd wanting more, he was pulled from the stage by his management team, to end the show abruptly.