Buju Banton took a bold step on Sunday night to start the healing process between Jamaicans and Trinidadians.
Jamaicans have long though that they were hated by the Trinidadians and things got to a boiling point on Saturday when Buju Banton’s hotel room was raided by Trinidadian police. The raid opened old wounds which saw many Jamaicans complaining of Trinidadians always showing hatred to Jamaicans when they are in Trinidad.
The raid was conducted because of faulty intelligence and nothing illegal was found in Buju’s hotel room, according to Trinidad’s security minister.
Buju Banton was initially irate over the raid but things seem to calm down after he received an apology from Trinidad’s Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, who visited the Rasta’s room to offer an apology for the raid and smooth things over.
During his performance on Sunday night, Buju Banton called Griffith on the stage to try and heal the wounds and turn a new page between the two countries.
“Trinidad and Tobago are allies forever,” Griffith said, much to the delight of the audience.
“You hear that?” Buju Banton asked the crowd. “So when you go on social media, we are gonna make it better. The relationship between the nations must improve, it begins tonight… We are pressing the reset button.”
Buju Baton was on the third leg of his Long Walk to Freedom tour. He gave a brilliant performance to a sold out crown in Trinidad and is now moving on to Barbados for the fourth leg of the tour.
Buju Banton was released from a prison in the United States in December 0f 2018 after serving 8 years of a 10-year sentence on drug charges.