Vybz Kartel Speaks in First Interview Since Lockup – Video

August 18, 2021

Dancehall star Vybz Kartel who is currently spending time behind bars for the murder of one of his former associates did a jailhouse interview with Fox 5 NY. Part 1 of the interview was aired and according to Vybz Kartel he was framed and the system is out to get him because he possesses “too much influence”

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 the interview below and listen as the Worl’Boss speaks.

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.



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