Buju Banton has thrown in the towel and scraped all future plans of filing another appeal for a release from prison.
The Grammy-winning reggae singer strike a deal with US Attorney office barring him from filing future appeal and in return for the dismissal of a gun charge.
Since the news broke last week, Buju Banton fans have been sounding off on social media on why he took the deal.
Sources connected to the “Driver” singer told Dancehall HipHop that it was his best option.
“Buju fought a good fight and it all came down to choosing the lesser of two evil,” sources told us.
“The state was preparing to go after him on the gun charge which could have added five more years to his sentence if they had gotten a conviction. Buju has under four more years on his current sentence and his appeals were going nowhere so it wasn’t a case of him giving up, its a case of doing the smart thing,” our source said.
“The system was against the Gargamel from day one and even while behind bars the system was still trying to break him. Buju is a strong and positive youth so you can expect to emerge stronger from this.”
Buju Banton, born Mark Myrie, is currently serving 10 years in prison for drug trafficking following a 2011 conviction. He is scheduled for release in February 2019.
Dancehall HipHop sources also told us that Buju Banton is currently doing a degree behind bars and writing a lot of music.
“You can look out for the best of Buju Banton music when he leaves prison and
return to Jamaica,” Dancehall HipHop sources said.
Buju Banton won a Grammy award for Best Reggae Album in 2011 for his critically acclaimed album Before The Dawn.