Speaking about his freestyle performance at the Soca Monarch, where he bashed his rivals Bunji Garlin and his wife Faye-Ann, Destra and Iwer George, Montano said there was no animosity but "what I said is the truth." He said whoever didn't like what he said on Friday could "lie down on the stage and sleep on it"-an apparent reference to the performance of Destra Garcia-because (in a singing voice) "I feel like I just win two million dollars." Montano said the season was wonderful and with a lot of adrenaline.
He said: "The stage is back in front of us. "Big up the Government. "Big up Gypsy (Winston Peters). "Big up the Prime Minister. "Let us give praise and give thanks and give credit where credit is due."