Buju Banton has signed up for voluntary deportation to return to Jamaica in the shortest time possible after his sentence ends.
The Grammy-winning recording artiste is currently on the final lap of his 10-year prison sentence for drug trafficking and according to his publicist, Ronnie Tomlinson, Banton’s lawyers had made legal manoeuvres to circumvent that process and he is not fighting his immigration status.
“Buju has made sure that his stay with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will be as short as possible. He has opted for voluntary deportation. He should be home in very short order after his sentence ends,” she said.
Buju Banton is presently being housed at the McRae Correctional Facility in Georgia and is listed as inmate number 86700-004. He is set to be released on December 8, 2018.
Despite his incarceration the deejay has managed to keep busy over the last few months, launching several ventures in anticipation of his release, including a clothing line “Everything BB,” which features t-shirts that display his image and likeness.
Banton recently announced his “Long Walk To Freedom” tour which will commence next summer. The Reggae icon is already slated to perform in Trinidad and Tobago on April 22, 2019, in what was believed to be his first concert, however, this was later clarified as his first confirmed booking.
According to the singer’s management team, his first performance will most likely be in Jamaica, as they a looking to stage their own concert, however, they have remained tight-lipped on its developments.