The dancehall world has been patiently awaiting for party 2 of Vybz Kartel’s viral jailhouse interview with Fox-5 TV. Part two is out and in this new release Vybz Kartel states that his haters are just as influential as the fans are.
He declares that he misses performing for his fans the most, something that could be possible in 2022 if he is released. He went on to explain that he counts his blessings because growing up he did not know that he would become the person he is today.
Watch Part 2 of the interview below.
In his first interview in over 10 years, he described his prison cell, after being asked by the host about his surroundings, “It’s dark it’s hot it has like 3 or 4 bunk beds… it has a toilet in the corner… it’s like a Dongen” he went on to explain that he is currently located in the roof of the building he is housed at.
The “Summer Time” deejay also disclosed that he had health issues, “Basically i was sick for a few years” he outlined. With regards to his sentence, he said that he is innocent and he knows that he will be released soon. He stated that “it was never about me being getting charged for murder… it’s about getting rid of Vybz Kartel the person… it has always been about the influence that Vybz Kartel has.”
Kartel spoke about meeting good people in jail, watching many movies, listening to music, reading and writing a lot, he has managed to write “thousands of songs”, these things help him to cope with the situation while in lockup. He concluded by stating that he is currently thinking about going home and not so much about his health issues.
Vybz Kartel Joked about the queen saving him.
One person listened to Kartel and commented, “Can’t express the feeling of hearing di Fhadda voice after a decade” while another said, “Round of Applaud to Fox 5, better than the Jamaican media.”
Watch part 1 of the interview below and listen as the Worl’Boss speaks.
As a result of the viral interview, the Jamaican prison authorities have come under much scrutiny because Interviews are in clear breach of prison protocols.
The Department of Correctional Services in Jamaica and several other government agencies have launched a big investigation into the matter, noting that an interview of such should not happen. If the person on the call is in fact Vybz Kartel, sanctions are expected to be carried out with the fact that a cell phone is regarded as contraband in Jamaican prisons.
Many people are wondering how was this interview made possible, despite additional security being assigned to Kartel’s prison cell after a mobile phone was smuggled into the cell and found by authorities not too long ago. The Entertainer was relocated from the St Catherine Adult Correctional Facility and sent to the Horizon Remand facility recently.
Palmer is currently serving a life prison sentence in connection with the murder of one of his former associates named Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams who was allegedly killed in the Havendale community which is located in St. Andrew.
It’s understood that the Department of Correctional Services, the Ministry of National Security Inspectorate, and several law enforcement agencies are taking part in the investigation.
Vybz Kartel is now awaiting word on the appeal of his murder sentence which is being considered by the UK-based Privy Council.
Check out some of his newly released photos below.
In an earlier interview, with Entertainment Report Worl’Boss’ attorney Isat Buchanan outlines that he has no knowledge of Kartel making new music in prison even though Anthony Miller thinks otherwise. Isat reminded Anthony that his client was recently transferred to a more secured prison, from the Spanish Town prison to the Horizon Remand Centre hence his chances of making music would be more limited.
Buchanan explains that he’s a big fan of Vybz Kartel’s music regardless of the content, he also detailed that he loves dancehall in general and was happy to see Spice, Sean Paul and Shaggy collaborating for “Go Down Deh.”
He went on to outline that the Portmore artiste is living in deplorable conditions in a third world country’s prison. He detailed that the deejay has to be using buckets to defecate, urinate and bathe, at times the same bucket is left overnight in the cell. He also reported that Vybz Kartel goes through 24-hour lockdowns.