It was a very overwhelmed Poor and Boasy that walked away with the top spot in the Magnum King and Queen of the Dancehall finals on Saturday at Weekenz, Constant Spring Road.
He could be seen wiping his eyes as the reality of the moment struck home that he had indeed gotten rid of his competitor RC and emerged the King taking home the prize money of $1M.
After his competitor, RC, gave a smooth performance, Poor and Boasy's video showing his journey through the series was shown. At this point, there were deafening shouts of "Poor and Boasy" in the venue. Later, "Bup, bup bup" were among the things the people shouted while they knocked everything in sight, including the zinc and boards at Weeekenz. They beat so hard that a large section of the board separating the venue from outside was knocked down. And, it was not until it neared the end of his set that Poor and Boasy's voice could be heard as the crowd slowly quieted.
Poor and Boasy, who was one of the crowd favourites, brought Miss Kitty to tears. "Since I've been here, it's the first time tears have come to my eyes. You see Poor and Boasy, mi love him from mi heart," Miss Kitty said and then later commended the other three finalists, RC, Destiny and Tiki.
Afterwards, another crowd favourite, Tiki was crowned ahead of Destiny, who outshone her in the lyrical clash at the previous show. But who would have guessed that while Tiki was receiving her million-dollar cheque, people would be shouting for Poor and Boasy again? Well, they did and the shouts were accompanied by extremely loud knocking of all forms, even as Tiki sang No Gal Nuh Hotter Than Me.
As Poor and Boasy was being crowned, the crowd could not control itself. Ice, cups and bottles were among the things thrown around by some people as part of their celebration. In addition, everyone wanted to take photos of the two winners.
But before the crowning, there was some Miss Kitty/Celebrity drama that had the crowd laughing. In the previous show, while being questioned by Pretty Boy Floyd, Celebrity, third-place winner in the female category of the competition, said Miss Kitty "could not stop her". So it was quite interesting to hear Miss Kitty reply: "I want people to understand that this is a competition and somebody has to go home. Your attitude determines your altitude. That is why we have RC, Poor and Boasy, Tiki and Destiny onstage and not somebody looking like a celebrity."