When first arrested for murder charges in 2011, Dancehall star Vybz Kartel may not have been a religious person, but the imprisoned entertainer is reading his bible and preaching ‘forgiveness’ and ‘positivity’ to fellow inmates, according to online reports.
“Addi Innocent [Vybz Kartel] is well respected in prison and look up to by other inmates so naturally he is using his influence to preach positivity, forgiveness and kindness,” a close source to the entertainer revealed to media reporters.
“He use to read his bible even before prison so that has not changed,” added the source, who recently visited him in prison.
Vybz Kartel is holding up well and looking forward to beating his 35 years life sentence appeal but he expects a lot more fight from authorities.
“It takes someone with a good heart to get this injustice from the system and then turn around a hold their head up and keep their sanity… So Addi is hanging in their and we are hoping the appeal court will see the injustice,” the source added.
In other news, Vybz Kartel is claiming in a lawsuit to be filed on July 8 against the police commissioner and television station Television Jamaica (TVJ) that his reputation has been “seriously damaged” and that he has “suffered distress and embarrassment” by comments made on the programme All Angles.
The documents, which is signed by Vybz Kartel whose real name is Adidja Palmer, contends that TVJ “negligently and/or recklessly caused the publication of the said words” on the programme All Angles hosted by journalist Dionne Jackson-Miller. Jackson-Miller hasn’t been named as a defendant in the suit.
The document said that Ellington has failed to retract the words and that TVJ has taken no steps to disassociate itself from the “said words, or issue and apology or retraction.
Vybz Kartel, and other men, is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of a friend Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams over the disappearance of two illegal guns.
More updates on Vybz Kartel, this week!