Hype Life Magazine obtained these new photos of the incarcerated artist behind bars in a recent family day visit.
Vybz Kartel’s close friends including Sikka Rhymes and Gaza Slimatic visited the “Worl Boss” deejay at the Spanish Town prison last week.
Fanatics of the entertainer are questioning the validity of the images while Dancehall insiders are saying they’re a bit disturbed.
“Nosa this is not Vybz Kartel it can’t be because if this is real he need to go to the doctor asap,” one fan expressed doubt about the photographs.
“Kartel yo look sick bredda and this is coming from a fan from day one. I don’t know what’s happening to you but hold firm there is a light at the end of the tunnel,” another stated.
The 42-year-old artist, who has been in prison since 2011, reportedly scarcely eat the prison food and is allegedly a pescatarian who only eats fish and vegetables.
Earlier this year, Kartel responded to critics who pointed out that he is getting thin. The “Fever” deejay asserted that he has always been skinny his entire life.
However, some online users still believe the he is being poorly fed.
“Kartel a suffer in that place where they have him, them no see them a kill the man, him lose a lot of weight gosh,” one fan wrote.
Others suggest that his “weight loss is a result from Kartel being worried over his appeal “
“Unu think a heaven the man deh? TF the man a human being, of course he’s fretting and wondering if he’ll win [his appeal trial] cuz definitely he doesn’t want to spend the rest of his life in prison,” a fan expressed.
Vybz Kartel, whose given name is Adidja Palmer; fellow Dancehall artist Shawn Storm, real name Shawn Campbell; Kahira Jones; and Andre St John are appealing their 2014 convictions and life sentences, for killing Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams in August 2011.
During five days of submissions in the appeal that was heard before Justices Morrison, Frank Williams and Patrick Brooks, their lawyers argued that their right to a fair trial was prejudiced by a number of factors, including the admission of “contaminated” evidence during the 17-week murder trial.
The Court of Appeal has reserved its decision in the challenge filed by Kartel and three others against their murder convictions and prison sentences.
Although he stressed that he would give no indication when the decision will be handed down, President of the Court of Appeal Justice Dennis Morrison said, after defense attorneys wrapped up their oral submissions, that the case will be given “some priority attention”.
Among that “contaminated” evidence was a message lifted from Kartel’s BlackBerry phone:
“Between me and you a chop we chop up di bwoy Lizard fine fine and dash him weh.”
However, prosecutors insist that the integrity of the evidence remained intact and urged the court to treat the message as an admission to murder.