Members of the Vybz Kartel lead Portmore Empire are stepping forward to pledge their continue allegiance to their leader amidst his legal troubles.

Earlier this week things took a turn for the worse for the self proclaimed Worl’Boss when he was slapped with murder and weapons charges. Hours later Telecommunication giant LIME announced that they have severed ties with the deejay as the main sponsor of his reality TV show Teacha’s Pet.

Despite the seriousness of the charges, his protege in the Gaza said they are behind him 100%.

“Mi just waan seh, free mi boss in the name of Jesus,” Gaza Slim said. “Mi a gwaan pray fi him, mi nah give up, Gaza mi sey forever and Gaza a Vybz Kartel. Mi know seh dem cyaan stop him, me a pray fi him every day cause a him me seh.”

Popcaan, real name Andre Sutherland, said he was surprised about the charges but said he remains loyal to his “Teacha.”

“Mi nuh know how it go, me and him do business musically, so mi nuh 100 per cent sure of his personal life and can’t know how true any of it be,” Popcaan stated. “Empire will always continue, me deh yah being strong, we deh yah for a purpose same way and we gonna continue doing what we do same way and hope fi di best.”

The current members of the Portmore Empire includes leader Vybz Kartel, Popcaan, Shawn Storm, Tommy Lee & Maxwell, Gaza Slim, Sheba and Gaza Indu.

It is not clear who is leading the group in the absence of Vybz Kartel