Jamaica Security Minister Blames Vybz Kartel For High Crime Rate

This would not be the first politician to blame Vybz Kartel for crime in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.

Peter Bunting, the Jamaica Security Minister, says Vybz Kartel’s lyrics glorifying lottery scammers and criminals directly correlate with crime in the island.

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During a speech last week at the Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains in Kingston, Bunting quote Kartel’s lyrics from his single “Reparation.”

“Big up every scammer weh mek US dollar, Western Union people fi give we more honor, every ghetto youth fi a live like Tony Montana, live presidential like Barack Obama,” Bunting said.

“It’s an amazing piece of propaganda for scammers. Bear in mind that St James has one of the highest proportions as it relates to homicides, and approximately 50 per cent of those murders are related to scamming,” Bunting added.

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The single “Reparation” which also features an appearance from Vybz Kartel protege Gaza Slim was banned from the airwaves in Jamaica after being released only a day.

Listen to the single below and sound off in comments.

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Richard Edwards
Mr Minister with all due respect, a Police Officer pulls out his fire arm issued by the State and shot and killed a pregnant woman in St Thomas and shot and wounded her sister when the sister came to her defense. Who is responsible for that Vybz Kartel I supposed, based on your twisted logic. Luckily, we have this incident on tape, becuase the corrupt Police Force that you are the head of would make sure that he gets way with this horrific crime. Yeah, while I agree with you that violent lyrics in some of Vybz Kartel songs can influence young minds to act on the lyrical content, but to make the sweeping argument that popular artistes in Jamaica are some how responsible for the crime wave in Jamaica is simply preposterous. Is it Vybz Kartel who is responsible for the slaughtering of nearly two hundred jamaican citizens in… Read more »
Dnomsed Llessur
Dnomsed Llessur

I WHAT TO KNOW WHO WILL BLAME THE REAL CRIME LEADERS AKA OUR OWN POLITICIANS , THE WHOLE JAMAICA KNOW THAT ALL OUR POLITICIANS ARE TOP CLA$$ CRIMINALS — SO YOU LITTLE GOVERNMENT BOY LEAVE THE MAN ALONE — WHY HIT THE MAN WHEN HE IS ALREADY DOWN. I GUESS HIS BOOK WAS TOO TRUTHFUL FOR YOU ¨! OR IS IT THAT IT OPEN THE EYES OF THE PEOPLE TO THE GOVERNMENTAL CORRUPTION WHY YOU WANT TO END HIS LIFE , LEGACY AND FREEDOM.

Michelle Faith Alliancequeen
Michelle Faith Alliancequeen

THE CREATOR IS TRYING TO TEACH VYBZ KARTEL A LESSON, HOPEFULLY HE WILL LEARN…

Akeem Rebel Enuhh
Akeem Rebel Enuhh

mmiiiiiii seh ADDIJAHEIM ____da SONG DEH A FACTS__BIG UP EVERY SCAMMA WEH MEK US DALA ___A D BADDEST!

Salim X Salim

YES! Big up every scammer.

Dowza Grimrich Renewable Richies

When the leader can’t find a solution he blame’s his followers.

Dowza Grimrich Renewable Riches

When the leader can’t find a solution he blame’s his followers.

Yeukai Zhakata

Dem are blud kluts kill di minister.

Mumma Vincent
Mumma Vincent

Very typical of a politician to cast blame…”Don’t look at me….look at HIM!” Typical all over.

Dave Christian
Dave Christian

Really, all kartel does is sing song, people are responsible for their own action, so stop hitting deh man when he is down.

Camara Mcketty
Camara Mcketty

You cant blame Vybz Kartel when you have a cop shoot & kill a lady who herself was returning from a funeral, you cant blame Kartel when crime in Jamaica was an issue for Kartel was born and will be an issue long after Kartel is no longer here.
There are much more important issues such as getting the economy right, than concerning themselves with an artist words.

James Maxwell
James Maxwell

Its a dilemma because music is entertainment and you have to separate entertainment from regular stuffs but at the same time the youths them take what the artists them say serious.

Oshaine Johnson
Oshaine Johnson

every ghetto youth fii a live like Tony Montana, live presidential like Barack Obama……… what part of that is so wrong the Jamaica Security Minister need to leave Kartel alone and pay more attention to the real criminal you guy you ain’t inspiring anyone all you guy do is making life harder to live in jamaica with the unnecessary tax.

Treverse Graham

LOL TYPICAL POLITICIAN, LOOKING FOR A SCAPEGOAT TO CAST THE BLAME INSTEAD WORKING TO GET CRIME UNDER CONTROL.

Langton Bin Al Kademo
Langton Bin Al Kademo

jamaica security minister blames vybz kartel for high crime rate.

Langton Bin Al Kademo
Langton Bin Al Kademo

Jamaica

Samir Jr Wizz

in my country that song ‘reparation’ is a hit I luv it.