Buju Banton invited Trinidad and Tobago Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, on stage at his “I Am Legend” concert on Sunday.
The reggae star went viral over the weekend when he posted a video clip telling his fans that cops came to visit him at his hotel room with a search warrant. The move triggered a public backlash for law enforcement in T&T. On Saturday night, Gary Griffith and members of the Jamaica consulate visited Buju Banton at his hotel and offered a formal apology.
Buju Banton drew a massive crowd to the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain where he calls Griffith onto the stage in the middle of his set. “Buju Banton, I will take a line from your song, how could you ever think, Trinidad and Tobago, don’t ever doubt we are your friends,” Griffith said. “And from GG (Gary Griffiths) to BB (Buju Banton), Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica are allies forever.”
Buju Banton then called for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago to hit the reset button for better relations going forward. The singer told the crowd that he has been performing in Trinidad for many years and never had this experience.
Banton continues his “Long Walk To Freedom” tour across the Caribbean before heading to Europe.