The news broke out this morning that Buju Banton was given the LOWEST SENTENCE LEGALLY ALLOWED for his role in the large cocaine trafficking deal in 2009... 10 years in prison and 5 years probation.
Mark Myrie, better known as Buju Banton will be 48 years old by then!
I don't know if that's a blessing or a curse.
TEN years is a LONG TIME.. but if it's the lowest he would have been allowed then maybe our prayers and letters for leniency actually worked.
According to his lawyer, David Markus, showed a hint of hope stating that the time he's already served along with good behavior, it's quite possible that Buju will be out within 6 years!
I guess all we can do is wait and see...
Buju Banton left us stating,
"The days that lie ahead are filled with despair, but I have courage and grace and I am hopeful, and that is sufficient to carry me through....... The man is not dead. Don't call him a ghost."
Some hoped that he would at least be able to record music behind bars but unfortunately inmates are prohibited from conducting business on site and recording music is on the list of forbidden activities at the penitentiary.
Thankfully, Buju has been apart of the music industry since he was about 15 years old so we have a lot of music to go through while he's confined.
Sometimes I feel like we're not met to survive because its a set up... a systematic set up!! But don't worry about that, hold your medz and hold your head high Buju!! 10.. 20.. and 30 years from now you will still have your FANS, friends and family standing behind you with nothing but love and support!