Attorneys for Vybz Kartel said they expect the appeal judges to render their decision sometime this month and they expect that the judges will rule in Kartel’s favor. Rebel Salute 2019 is taking place the 18th and 19th of this month.
So it will be interesting to see if Vybz Kartel will make it out of prison before the staging of Rebel Salute 2019 and if so, will the promoters of the event invite him to perform.
It is already expected that Buju Banton who was recently released from an American prison will either be making a special guest appearance or he will be a surprise guest at the event.
Rebel Salute is a very positive show that promotes positivity with a Rasta and Marijuana driven them but Vybz Kartel does have a few positive songs. Plus he would not need to do a full length performance, just maybe a short 15 minutes set to give dancehall reggae fans what they have been waiting to see for a long time.
If Vybz Kartel is released, Rebel Salute 2019 will be the perfect place to start his second chance at life. It would allow him to restart on a positive note, leaving the violence and sexual perversion behind.
Vybz Kartel is currently awaiting the results from his July 2018 appeal of a murder conviction. The deejay’s attorneys are confident that he will win the appeal.