Buju Banton revealed that Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) came to search his hotel room after allegedly obtaining a search warrant following his arrival to the twin-island as part of his Long Walk To Freedom tour.
Taking to Instagram on Saturday night, the Grammy Award-winning singer shared footage of himself explaining the incident.
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“I’m chilling in my hotel room and the cops came to check me, a whole bunch of them saying they got a warrant to search my room and all kind of stuff,” Buju Banton said in the video.
“I just want you to know that no matter what they can’t break us, we see what’s going on and we just want you to know whats going on… We see what they are planning,” he added before asking, “how can you obtain a search warrant for a hotel room on a Saturday?”
Buju Banton also revealed that he received a visit from the Police Commissioner, Gary Griffith, after his video went viral online.
“After viral posting, the Trinidadian Commissioner of Police and Representative of the Jamaican consulate paid me a visit to issue an apology on behalf of the Trinidadian Police Department. I will not let this issue affect my love for the Trinidadian people or me as I move forward to have a wonderful night tomorrow. Trini we’re still on track love to my Trini family,” the “Wanna Be Loved” singer captioned a set of photographs.
Buju Banton arrived in Trinidad and Tobago, on Good Friday, by a private jet.
The Reggae star, whose real name is Mark Myrie, received a warm welcome from fans at Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport (Old Terminal).
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Buju Banton is scheduled to perform live at the “I Am Legend” concert in Queen’s Park Savannah on Sunday, April 21.
The “Destiny” singer was unable to enter Trinidad and Tobago legally due to his criminal record. However, the Jamaican entertainer was given an exemption by Security Minister, Stuart Young.
He is also slated to perform at the Barbados Reggae Festival at Kensington Oval, Barbados on April 27. Additionally, he is scheduled to appear Suriname on May 4, Grenada on May 11 and the British Virgin Islands on June 15 and this year’s staging of SummerJam Festival in Cologne, Germany on July 16. Meanwhile, he prepared to join a strong line-up including Smokey Robinson, Popcaan, French Montana, and Davido at St Kitts Music Festival, which will take place from June 26 to 30.