By Simone Morgan
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Dancehall artiste Kiprich was dethroned as the clash king early Friday morning at the 30th anniversary of Sting.
Former Portmore Empire artiste Black Ryno surprised the crowd inside the Jamworld entertainment complex as he left Kiprich almost speechless.
Minutes before Ryno's entrance Kiprich seemed confident of winning the US$30,000 up for grabs, urging DJ Mad Cobra to join him onstage for a lyrical showdown.
But it was Ryno that took on the challenge.
"A joke suppmn, is wa dis dem send up here," Kiprich declared as the crowd roared with excitement.
For approx seven minutes Kiprich had the advantage as he freestyled about Ryno and Popcaan’s war at last year’s Sting referring to Ryno as “Vybz Kartel’s beating stick”.
However Ryno fired back with a string of rhymes leaving Kiprich dumbstruck as the crowd booed and clapped him off stage.
Kiprich later returned onstage to congratulate his victorious rival who received the cash and a new Sting clash champion belt.