Buju Banton Sentencing Postponed, Gargamel Issue Statement
Embattled reggae superstar Buju Banton will have to wait a little longer to know his fate regarding a gun charge.
Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, along with his legal team appeared in the Sam M Gibbons Federal Court in Tampa, Florida this morning.
Banton’s lawyer, Chokwe Lumumba, asked the judge to postpone the sentencing hearing due to a lawsuit that was filed earlier this month regarding some alleged juror misconduct.
Buju Banton managed sent out a few tweets on behalf of the singjay thanking fans for their support.
“To those who stood with me through these trying times, who prayed with me, who wrote letters and called on my behalf, my family and I thank you so much. It has certainly not been an easy road but I will never give up the fight until I am once again reunited with my people and my family.”
“Even then, that’s when the struggle begins, because I must continue fighting for those who I have met and seen their plight and how they are being ‘felonized’ by the government and disenfranchised and violated by the very laws that should be protecting their properties and persons…If you only knew, I pray that this great nation would regain consciousness and defend truth and rights like they should and stand united against a common enemy – injustice. Thanks again for your support.”
Sent from Buju Banton Twitter.
A new sentencing hearing was not set by the judge, however, Buju Banton is still facing an additional five years.