Earlier this year Machel performed on the road with the Carnival Band Xodus, he made the announcement on his Instagram page. This year (2018) saw a marked increase in Soca Stars travelling to Jamaica to perform and partake in the Island festivities. Machel seems to have had a fantastic time at the Jamaica Carnival, a short video of his time on the road with Xodus can be seen below:
In April during the Point Fortin Borough day Celebrations in Trinidad Blaxx attacked Machel with this statement on stage after hearing that Machel made a statement that Jamaica's Carnival was even better than Trinidad Carnival. Warning: Strong language!
In a video released days later Blaxx explains in further detail the issues that he had with Machel Montano's Statement.
Blaxx softened his earlier attack by stating “No disrespect, I still love yuh. But as the man in charge of this thing, we have to defend what is ours. I will defend Soca Monarch, Dimanche Gras, Chutney Soca Monarch, Panorama, Kes Tuesday and Machel Monday because these are signature shows in our Carnival. If we loss these things... you know what I mean...the thing eh looking good.”
Machel let Blaxx know there were no hard feelings by reposting the video to his own Instagram account and telling his followers “anybody see Blaxx today tell him he’s loved!!!!”
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