Buju Banton will be performing live tonight at the National Stadium in Kingston in what is shaping up to be a reggae/dancehall show for the ages. The Grammy-winning singer will be kicking off his “Long Walk To Freedom Tour” in Jamaica, and thousands of his fans have traveled from overseas to see him in action for the first time in a decade.
Despite the high expectations for the show, Buju Banton, born Mark Myrie, is currently dealing with some family drama. On Thursday night, his son Markus Myrie, who is a music producer, posted some damning messages on Instagram accusing the singer of being “gay” and a “coke head” among other things. Yesterday we learned that Markus also filed a police report at the Constant Spring Police Station where he told cops that his famous father assaulted him.
In a video message released hours before the show, Buju Banton urged fans not to pay attention to the distraction. “Are you ready? Welcome to Jamaica, welcome to Long Walk To Freedom, it’s been a long while we haven’t seen each other musical let’s make it happen,” Buju said while also promoting his T-Shirts.
“Pay no attention to all the distractions because am not, see you soon,” he added. The Gargamel appears to be in a somber mood when he recorded the video. The Constant Spring Police are currently investigating the report filed by his son.++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++