After being missing from U.S. stages for 15 years, Busy Signal has finally been given a U.S. visa to travel in and out of the country as he feels.
On Friday, January 13, Busy Signal took to his Instagram to reveal that he is currently in the U.S. and is in high spirits. He was thankful towards authorities in granting him the privilege.
In the video posted by Busy, he is located on the busy thoroughfare known as the Whitestone Bridge which connects most of New York to the U.S. mainland, thus proving he is in fact in the country.
Busy Signal’s European booking agent, Carla Gullota, has stated that this trip to the U.S. is just a short visit as he will be performing at 17 shows in Europe from January 28 to February 21.
“He is very popular in Europe. He is one of the most requested artiste,” Gullota said, while adding that Busy has not been there since 2014.
“He was needing a sabbatical. He wanted to concentrate on all the stress and trauma that he went through so he took a break,” she said.
The European tour will see Busy going to countries such as Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Finland.
These are brighter times for Busy Signal because the last time he was in the U.S. it was due to an extradition request which saw him arrested at the Norman Manley Intl Airport and held by U.S. authorities in a U.S. jail in 2012.
He is the most recent Jamaican artiste to have his visa returned. Last year, Sizzla, Elephant Man and Aidonia all had their visas reinstated.