I’ve followed Buju’s career for a long time, first photographing him in 1992 and many more times since. He’s had his share of controversies along the way, but his latest troubles unfortunately have landed him in a Florida prison on a drug conspiracy charges. Him and two others, one a paid police informant, were caught allegedly trying to buy over five kilo’s of coke at a Florida warehouse. I can’t say how Buju has invested his money but he never seemed like a drug dealer to me either. I do know he’s a man who loves to burn his Chalice but that’s not really a crime(technically). Lets hope all of this is not true and justice prevails and Buju gets free.
UPDATE: It was a mistrial for Buju, the jury could not reach a verdict. The prosecution is expected to appear before a grand jury Thursday and try to re-indict Buju on coke and gun charges. His new trial is set for December, Buju’s lawyer is asking the judge to grant bail for the dancehall deejay. And so it continues ..