Thursday, June 23, 2011

Buju Banton Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison


Well, anti-gay reggae singer Buju was given 10 years in prison for his cocaine charge.

Rolling Stone reports:

 Dozens of letters to U.S. District Judge James S. Moody are included in the court file for the 37-year-old recording artist, whose given name is Mark Myrie. Several of his 15 children wrote, as did a former Jamaican government official, an NBA player, other reggae artists and actor Danny Glover, who called Banton a "role model, philanthropist and spiritual leader in the community."

"Your honor, Mark Myrie is not a drug dealer," Glover wrote. "Society would not benefit from his incarceration."

Banton's attorney, David Markus, says federal sentencing guidelines call for a prison term of at least 15 years. In a court filing, Markus told Moody that is "way more than necessary" in Banton's case.

The judge did throw out a gun charge, lowering Banton's sentence from 15 years to 10. He was also ordered to serve five years of probation following his release from prison.
Hope he doesn't sing none of those anti-gay songs while he's there.

4 comments:

thegayte-keeper said...

WOW!

Daij said...

One more homophobe we don't have to hear from for a while

SteveA said...

I grew up on Buju's music - but the whole anti-gay thing - jeez! That took me by surprise!

luciferosirisarnold said...

When he get horny in prison and wants a blowjob from a queen, I hope they bite it off.

The Stuff

My photo
Viktor is a small town southern boy living in Los Angeles. You can find him on Twitter, writing about pop culture, politics, and comics. He’s the creator of the graphic novel StrangeLore and currently getting back into screenwriting.