Foota Hype chooses prison in the United States over freedom in Jamaica.

DJ Khaled and Foota Hype
DJ Khaled and Foota Hype

Jamaican celebrity Foota Hype has chosen to be a prisoner in the United rather than be a free man in Jamaica much to the astonishment of Jamaicans all over the world.

While Jamaicans often leave the island to work abroad and take care of their family, in most cases they can’t wait to be back on the beautiful island. So it is baffling why the dancehall selector has chosen to be locked away in a Miami prison when he has the option of returning to Jamaica a free man.

Some dancehall are poking fun at Foota Hype and saying he is trying to imitate Vybz Kartel by trying to run dancehall from behind bars,

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“What a man fool. Him want to run dancehall from behind bars like Kartel the world boss but he don’t realize you can’t select from prison the way Kartel can release songs from prison,” a fan said on Instagram.
“Plus America prison is not like Jamaica where inmates will be allowed to break the rules,” the fan continued.

Foota Hype was one of the selectors on the recent Welcome to Jamrock Cruise and was detained on Saturday, December 14, when he arrived at Port Everglades Seaport aboard the Independence of the Seas from Falmouth, Jamaica.

He was held by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further review of his travel documents and admissibility status.

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He spent Christmas in custody at the Krome Service Processing Center, and is currently awaiting his next court appearance.

“He has no status at this time in terms of a document that allows him entry to the US,” a source close to the case told 18 Karat Reggae. “He could return to Jamaica at any time, but he prefers to stay and put his case before the court.”

Foota Hype is scheduled to appear before the immigration judge on Monday, January 20.

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