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Buju verdict saddens Jamaican entertainers
2011-02-22 16:53:31 | with audio | (0 Comments)
Sadeeke Brooks, Staff Reporter
Buju Banton- file photo
Several Jamaican entertainers have reacted to the Buju Banton verdict.
Jamaica's reggae superstar Buju Banton, real name Mark Myrie, was found guilty of three cocaine related charges
Deejay and close friend of Buju, Spragga Benz said he was disappointed.
"Disappointed, really disappointed. Buju just gwaan hold the faith. Mi know seh him have wi support 100 per cent same way," he said.
Top female deejay Lady Saw was short on words. She said she had just landed in Jamaica when she got the news.
"It cuts deep. I can't find the words to express how I feel. It's just a sad day," she said.
Elephant Man said he was sad and that he had hoped Buju would be freed.
"Jah kno, mi really feel bad. I was looking forward to hearing seh Buju deh a road. Mi frighten fi hear seh it gone so. We saw hope in Buju being free. I wasn't planning to hear guilty of nothing at all. It hurt, mi caan feel good bout that."
On Twitter several entertainers gave their comments.
Here are some of the comments:
@MrVegasMusic (Mr. Vegas)
Sadddddd day in music!!!!! Jury found buju guilty
@Wayne_Marshall (Wayne Marshall)
Jah know star....me hurt...this is ruff news for reggae...
Bwoy buju! Feel it fi u!
@RDXrenigade (Renigade of RDX)
Sad day for Reggae/ Dancehall music.. Buju found guilty on 3 drug related counts. Not guilty on the firearm charge. #sadindeed
@fluffymisskitty (Miss Kitty)
Sas crise mi naa lie mi feel sick-ish :-(...how unnu feel?!
Bwoy mi neva know seh migrane coulda run een pon mi head so!mi neva know mi heart coulda bruk inna so much place... #buju
The day feels sooo sad now #FreeBUJU!!!!!:-((((
@CherineAnderson (Cherine Anderson)
It's not an easy road. My prayers, strength and blessings go out to the family and especially the children of Buju at this time.
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Jamaican artistes reacting to Buju Benton guilty verdicts today.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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