Buju Banton: Cops Obtain Search Warrant Tried To Arrest Singer In Trinidad hotel room {VIDEO}

Buju BantonBuju Banton already had one running with cops in Trinidad.

The reggae star arrived in Trinidad and Tobago yesterday for his “I Am Legend” concert at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain set for this Sunday. Sources told Urban Islandz that at around noon, a group of police officers converged on Buju Banton hotel room saying that they got a search warrant. We’re told that the singer did not object and allow them to do what they came to do. A rep for the singer told us that even though he was annoyed by the situation, he was not deterred.

Buju Banton posted a video on Instagram on Saturday telling his fans that a group of police officers turned up to his hotel room saying that got a search warrant to search the room.

“Yow Trinidad what’s up,” he started. “I just realized something. Am chilling in my hotel room and the cops came to check me, a whole bunch of them. Saying they got a warrant to search my room and all that kind of stuff. I am here in Trinidad just for the people, chilling with my band and all that.”

Buju continues, “But I just want you to know, no matter what they can’t break us we see what’s going on and I just want you to know what’s going on. We see what they’re planning. How can you obtain a search warrant for a hotel room on a Saturday.”

Buju Banton is adamant that he will perform for his fans tomorrow in what is shaping of to be one of the biggest concerts in Trinidad this year. “I still got love for you, Trinidad, they can’t distract us that’s why we’re here… for you not them, peace,” he said at the end of the clip.

Sources told Urban Islandz that cops came up empty-handed and left the hotel room. Buju Banton has already spoken to his attorney about what went down.


Buju Banton Drops New Song “False Pretense” With Sons Markus & Jahazeil Buju Bnton performanceBuju Banton show in Trinidad and Tobago this weekend is still on.

His “I Am Legend” concert set for the Queen’s Park Savannah on Sunday, was almost a no go after news surfaced that the Grammy-winning singer is unable to legally enter the Caribbean island because of his criminal record. It’s no secret that Buju Banton served ten years in prison in the United States for a drug trafficking conviction. Under Trinidad laws, his criminal record would automatically disqualify him from entering the country without permission from the government.

National Security Minister Stuart Young told reporters that he is ready to sign off on an exception for Buju Banton to enter the island legally for the show. “I am willing to give the application for the concert to go on,” Young said.

The Minister said he had told the concert promoters to submitted an application for a waiver for Buju Banton and he will more than likely sign off on it. This is good news for the Jamaican singer who has a massive fan base in Trinidad.

Buju is currently making his way across the Caribbean for his “Long Walk To Freedom” tour. He already performed in Jamaica and the Bahamas.


Date: March 16

Venue: National Stadium


Nassau, Bahamas

Date: March 30

Venue: Thomas A Robinson National Stadium


Trinidad and Tobago

Date: April 21

Venue: Queen’s Park Savannah



Date: April 27

Venue: Kensington Oval



Date: May 11

Venue: National Stadium



Date: May 25

Venue: National Stadium


Tortola, BVI

Date: June 15

Venue: TBA


St Kitts Music Festival

Date: June 26 to 30

Venue: Warner Park Stadium


Buju Banton

Buju Banton’s first post-prison song is titled “False Pretense.”

The Gargamel teams up with two of his talented sons, Markus and Jahazeil, for the first official single since his release from prison. A lot has been going on inside Buju Banton‘s camp following a fight with his son Markus Myrie, just days before the inaugural concert for his “Long Walk To Freedom Tour.” The show was a massive success and has been hailed as one of the best live concerts in Jamaica in decades. More than 30,000 fans converged on the National Stadium in Kingston to see the Grammy-winning reggae singer and friends performed.

Buju Banton has been hitting the studio all while he prepared for his extended tour of the Caribbean and Europe. From the sound of it, the Gargamel still got it. “False Pretense” was produced by Markus, who previewed the track on Instagram last week.

“This song came about from a conversation, it created a vibe, and the vibe created the music. False Pretense is about an ongoing “norm” for Jamaica’s political atmosphere that has over the years continued to spill over on the citizens of the country,” Markus said.

The producer added, “The message that should be received is that as a country we need governance that the average person living here can feel. As a people, we have been silent about a lot of mismanagement. It’s time we rid the “7 day talks” and start taking action as a people. They say we have democracy, but what we feel is dictatorship. Every party prioritizes their own benefits and not the people’s needs. In my opinion this song serves as a wake up call.”

“False Pretense” is currently available on all major streaming platforms including iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube. You can listen to the track below and leave your feedback.

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