Buju Banton’s Long Walk to Freedom tour was going along pretty fine without any hiccups until he got to Trinidad.
Buju Banton is in Trinidad where he is expected to perform live Tomorrow but today his hotel room was raided by a barrage of police officers who said they had a warrant to search the Rasta’s room.
“No matter what, they can’t break us. We see what they are planning,” Buju Banton said in a video he sent to his fans to make them aware of what is going on. “How can you obtain a search warrant for a hotel room on a Saturday?”
Jamaicans have long had a belief that many Trinidadians have a deep hatred for Jamaicans and some believe that is where this harassment of Buju Banton is coming from. However, a member of the Trinidadian police force informed 18 Karat Reggae that, that is not the case.
“The government is not after Buju Banton per se and it is not because of his criminal record with drugs why his room got searched. He is a Rasta and today is 420 so the local government is trying to make a quick hit. If marijuana was found in Buju Banton’s room, the same judge who issued the warrant was on standby to issue his bail and a fine. He would not go to prison, it was just a money move by the local government,” the police officer told 18 Karat Reggae.
Before Buju Banton arrived in Trinidad, members of the country’s homosexual community complained that the artist should not be allowed to preform there.
Trinidad is the third leg of Buju Banton’s Long Walk to Freedom tour; the tour will continue in Barbados next week.
Buju Banton was released from a United Sates prison last December after serving 8 years of a 10-year-sentence on drug charges.