Vybz Kartel is doing well physically after being released from the hospital a few weeks ago but the word on the cell block is that the world boss is not doing so well emotionally. After a back and forth jabber with Beenie Man recently over who is the real king of the dancehall, Kartel has been in a foul mood.
A fellow inmate has informed 18 Karat Reggae that Vybz Kartel has been really depressed since Buju Banton was released from prison while he Kartel has continued to wait for the verdict of his appeal.
According to the inmate, Vybz Kartel got even more depressed at the kickoff of Buju Banton’s Long Walk to Freedom Tour. While Kartel is very happy for Buju Banton, the world boss also wishes he was a free man and had the opportunity to also full Jamaica’s National Stadium to capacity.
“The world boss got real down and depress as all the prisoners and warders are talking about the Buju Banton,” a fellow prisoner told 18 Karat Reggae. “He is happy for Buju Banton but he is missing his freedom and longing for his opportunity to perform in front of his fans again,” he continued.
Instead Vybz Kartel will remain behind prison walls awaiting is release while Buju Banton entertain tens of thousands.
Vybz Kartel and his Gaza fans believe that the entertainer would have been freed by now since his appeal has been filed over six months now. His attorney Bert Samuels said it is not unusual for an appeal case to take this long, however, and encourages Vybz Kartel and his fans to have patience.
“This appeal is ten times the size of a normal appeal, and, therefore, it will take much longer than the usual nine months that I have to wait to hear something,” Samuels said. “The trial lasted four and a half months; the average murder case lasts two weeks. There were 6,500 pages of evidence presented that they will have to now comb through again.”
Buju Banton is scheduled to perform at his Long Walk to Freedom concert at the National Stadium in Kingston tonight. Comeback shows are also scheduled for Grenada, The Bahamas, Barbados, and Summerjam Festival in Germany.