Vybz Kartel has been releasing a slew of new singles under the moniker Addi Innocent, which prompt fans to speculate on whether he is doing a name change or not.
But the name Vybz Kartel is here to stay. A rep for the incarcerated dancehall star told DancehallHipHop that he is not changing his stage name.
“The name Addi Innocent is just a moniker we took on after the injustice handed down in the Supreme Court, because the world know that Adidja Palmer, aka Addi, is an innocent man sent to prison by the Jamaica injustice system” the rep told us. “Addi Innocent is more like an alter ego.”
“Vybz Kartel is an iconic name in dancehall so that will not change,” the rep added.
Since his incarceration in April, Vybz Kartel has released a slew of new singles with the moniker Addi Innocent including “Road To Paradise,” “Can’t Call This A Love Song,” “Downtown Kingston,” and a new gospel song “Ordinary Servant.”
The acclaim dancehall star has also released a new album Reggae Love Songs on June 3.
Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, is currently serving a life sentence in a maximum security prison after being convicted for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams on March 16.
He will be eligible for parole in 35 years when is is age 73.
The self-proclaim Worl’Boss and his three co-convicts have filed an appeal in the Jamaican Court of Appeal to have the conviction overturn.