The circumstances of the court drawbacks are now raising questions among Dancehall fans on whether or not the “Western Union” deejay is giving up.
It is rumoured that Kartel’s appeal documents are still under review and not yet filed with the court of appeal.
“There are a lot of documents to go through like boxes of documents so that is mostly what is holding up the process,” a source revealed.
It is also rumoured that the Jamaican entertainer, who is known for songs like “Do Di Maths”, “Rambo Kanambo” and “Fever,” plans to go ahead with his appeal as soon as possible as he feels strongly that the justice system failed him.
Earlier this year, Kartel’s lawyer Tom Tavares-Finson disclosed that the transcripts for his appeal are ready.
“The transcripts have been reviewed, and we were told that they have been copying and numbering the pages over the last couple of months,” Tavares-Finson said.
“As you can well imagine, it is a couple of boxes of transcripts, but we have been informed that within the next week, it will be finished and Vybz Kartel will receive it, and then he can instruct his legal team, whosoever he chooses, to act and start the appeal process.”
Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, along with his protege Shawn Campbell and two others were sentenced to life in a maximum security prison for their role in the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.
All four men have maintained their innocence.
In the meanwhile, Kartel is reportedly set to drop over 30 new singles by the end of the year.
With the constant supply of new music from the “Western Union” deejay, he has managed to remain at the top of Dancehall despite being behind bars.