Jamaicans and fans of Reggae Music all over the world are patiently awaiting the start of Buju Banton’s Long Walk to Freedom Tour. Many fans are also eager to find out who will be the supporting artistes on the tour, with even more fans wandering if Dalton Harris will make the cut.
All questions will be answered this week at the official launch of Buju Banton’s Long Walk to Freedom Tour in Kingston.
Some reggae fans are against Buju working with Harris because of questions surrounding the X Factor 2018 winner’s sexuality.
The controversy surrounding Harris started after a photo of the Jamaican sitting in another man’s lab started circulating on social media. The singer was labeled as being gay, an accusation which he vehemently denies.
“It seemed, at the time, that the entire island had so much hate and disgust for me, for a picture that was an actual funny instance of a wider moment, and made assumptions of me and my life,” Harris said.
“I got videos of people brandishing guns, saying they would kill me because of an inaccurate assumption, because of a picture which was in light fun. I still understand that the only response that would have satiated the negative hateful folks was a homophobic one, and I am not homophobic. I respect different forms of socialization, and I’m not at all worried about second guessing myself,” he continued.
The first concert on the Long Walk to Freedom tour is set for March 16, 2019, at the National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica. Buju Banton will then travel to Barbados, Trinidad, and the Bahamas.