Hanna, who is a former Miss World turn politician, has serious issues with Vybz Kartel music being played on the airwaves despite being behind bars for a murder conviction. ”If you are convicted until you are not convicted perhaps it is your music needs not be played on the radio,” the Member of Parliament said.
Lisa Hanna not only wants the deejay’s music to stop playing on radios but also want authorities to get to the bottom of why he is still releasing new music despite being in prison. She a drew contrast to Buju Banton who is currently incarcerated in the United States and has not release any new music since his incarceration. “I think we need to get to the root cause of that, we need to find out how the songs are being made, how they are getting out, is their corruption in the prison system,” she said.
Pretty much if it was up to Hanna, Vybz Kartel’s career would be over, but unfortunately for her, most of the music is not being consumed on radios anymore and it’s hard to tell a public entity not to make available music from a particular artist who is hugely popular.
Vybz Kartel fans are currently going in on her on social media telling her to leave the artist alone. This is the second time a politician is feeling the heat from dancehall fans this week for comments they made related to the genre. Last weekend Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness said that daggering in dancehall is among the root causes of violence in the country.
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