Buju Banton pens a heartfelt letter to his fans telling them to stay strong despite all the negative things happening around them.
The 43-year-old Grammy-winning reggae star is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for drug trafficking. He will be released late 2018, but his fans are constantly asking for his release.
“Tell my fans do not be distracted by all the things that are taking place around them because it is designed to throw them off kilter, to make moral decadence even more widespread than it already is, and plunge people into a state of darkness,” Banton said. “They’re trying to reverse the progress that we have made over the years through the music. And now the music is meaningless… And therefore, the music is suffering. The people are suffering. Sadness and gloom is prevailing. It’s widespread. But be patient. Because suffering may endure for the night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
Buju Banton, born Mark Myrie, recently granted a small reprieve with his sentence. U.S. authorities have reduced his prison sentence by a mere two months. Which means he will leave prison late 2018 instead of early 2019.