Buju Banton who is in Trinidad for the third leg of his Long Walk to Freedom tour said a barrage of cops descended on his hotel room with a warrant to search. The room was search without incident and nothing illegal was found but Nicki Minaj was angry that a search was conducted in the first place and the police were unable to state exactly why they requested a warrant to search the room.
“They had no good reason to search the man’s room except that he is a Rasta and today is 420. What they did is disgusting,” Nicki Minaj told 18 Karat Reggae.
Many fans are of the belief and it was also confirmed by a Trinidadian police that the primary reason for the search is because today is 420 and they thought they would find marijuana in the room. Buju Banton is a Rasta and Rastas see marijuana as a holy sacrament.
Minaj who was born and lived in Trinidad before moving to Queens says what the police did make her ashamed to be a Trinidadian.
“For a man like Buju Banton who was victimized by the American justice system to be treated like this by our own people is just embarrassing,” Nicki continued.
It is not known why warrants were issued to search Buju Banton’s room by the Trinidadian justice system but we know that Buju had to get special permission to perform in Trinidad because of his criminal record.
Buju Banton will be performing in Trinidad tomorrow before heading to the Bahamas where he will continue his Long Walk to Freedom tour next week.