New photographs of Vybz Kartel have surfaced on social media once again, leaving fans in shock about his physical appearance.
Earlier this week, social media users expressed concern for the Dancehall artist’s health after fresh images from Kartel’s recent Family Day at the St Catherine District prison appeared on Instagram.
While several Dancehall fanatics refused to believe the images were of the “Worl’ Boss” deejay, others were stunned at his drastic weight loss.
“Yo this can’t be Vybz Kartel! i don’t believe this one bit,” a user wrote.
“Mi nuh see Kartel two weeks ago wid big belly, how him suh mawga now?” another questioned.
“Him get mawga ehh mon,” one user wrote.
Meanwhile, others defended the incarcerated deejay’s new appearance.
“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.
“Sigh him lose to much weight that stinking place they got him stressing him , love kartel forever tho ☹️❤️,” another wrote.
A high-profile team of defence lawyers presented arguments before the Court of Appeal last month in an attempt to secure the release of Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, and his fellow convicts, entertainer Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell, Andre St John and Kahira Jones.
The men were found guilty in April, 2014 of the murder of their friend, Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, at a house owned by Kartel in Havendale, St Andrew. Williams’ body was never found.
The four men were sentenced to life in prison with Kartel being eligible for parole after 35 years, St John 30 years, and the other men 25 years.