Buju Banton Gives First Post Prison-Interview

In his first public statements since being released, Buju Banton thanks his fans and explains how "Before the Dawn" was a bit of self-fulfilling prophecy.

Dancehall legend Buju Banton has kept a low profile since being released on drug trafficking charges in November. He is currently free on a $250,000 bond after a mistrial was declared in his case. Obviously, Buju couldn’t speak on the specifics of his case, but in an exclusive interview on Christmas day with DJ Roy, “The Gargamel” spoke of both persecution and the support he has received.

“I give thanks to all my supporters who have been supporting me through these turbulent times,” Buju said. “Thank you to all the people who have shown interest in my situation. I know you see the way they are trying to destroy my life, and you’ve supported me through these troubled days. I truly appreciate your support.”

On January 16, Buju will be joined by Damian Marley, Wayne Wonder, Shaggy, John Legend and about a dozen other artists in his first concert since being released. The concert will take place at the Bayfront Amphitheater. Additionally, while Buju was incarcerated, his most recent album, Before the Dawn was nominated for a Grammy.

“I’m haven’t played my music and sung for my people in a long while. And I would like to pour my heart out and my music also for the people who have been there for me. I know there are a lot of haters out there and a lot of people who wish me the worst, but my God is still on the throne. And I just want to welcome all those who have been supportive of me to come.”

7 Comments

  • patti

    so happy to know that Buju has his freedom, and i pray that those involve will see the error of their ways.....we love you buju and look forward to your concerts..bahamas fan

  • VJMNP

    WISH I COULD ATTEND PLEASE RELEASE THE LIVE 1/16 CONCERT BUJU ROCK IT FOR US ALL

  • trezor mbuta

    I feel Babylon is giving Buju candies to soften him, to try and make him compromise his stance the issue. I really smell a rat here. I hope pray that Buju will stand to his beliefs. Buju if you can hear me, please stand strong, dont be bought by Babylon like the others!We reallylook up to you!

  • Faddah dun big!

    Welcome Home Gargamel, It is refreshing to Know that Buju Banton Will be able to embrace his Fans once again overcoming yet another obstacle put before him. I look forward to seeing him when he come to new york.

  • ranks

    When it comes to ''REAL'' reggae music gargamel is the man,It's time for babylon,haters,gays and the feds to leave the man alone,we don't want anything good/bad to do with u's,don't like the music or what we say,there is millions of other people in this world just leave us the fukc alone.

  • Archie Archibald

    hiphopbaby76 GARGAMEL FREE TO MAKE THE PPLE SOME MORE POOR PPLE ANTHEMS. FUCK DA POLICE,FBI.....

  • Chant Down

    Babylon can't stop we, the message never stops

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