Nature was scheduled to perform on the event but failed to do so because he is still waiting for his US work-permit visa to be issued.
"I feel very sad about not being able to perform for my fans and all the patrons who attended Best of the Best. I want them to know the situation was beyond my control. My work permit was filed for by my management, but it was not issued in time for me to do the show.
"Therefore, I could not leave Jamaica for my performance at Best of the Best. I would like to sincerely apologise to all the patrons who attended the event and the promoters as well," Nature said in a release.
He said he is hopeful that the work-permit issue will be resolved soon.
"I hope this whole thing with the work permit will be sorted out soon so I can travel and perform in America. My application is still being processed, and once the work permit is issued then the fans will be able to see me performing on events all over the US," said the artiste.
Nature's latest single, Retarded, aka So Cool, is number 10 on the Jamaica Music Countdown Top 25 Dancehall Singles chart. Its supporting music video is also enjoying tremendous success, number one on CVM TV's Hit List Dancehall video chart.