Homophobic musician Buju Banton arrested

Posted on 14 Dec 2009 at 3:32pm

USA Today reported earlier that Buju Banton was arrested on a drug charge and is currently being held in a Miami federal prison. The L.A. Times mentioned the following:

He’s been in custody since Thursday, arrested on a charge of conspiracy to possess, with intent to distribute, more than 5 kilograms of cocaine, a DEA spokesman said.

Banton, who just earned a Grammy nomination, is expected to appear in court today.

The singer is no stranger to controversy. He’s infamous for his severe homophobic lyrics in his music. Mostly in his song “Boom Boom Bye Bye” where he sings of torturing and killing gay men. The local LGBT community protested Banton’s concert this past October at the Palm Beach Club in Deep Ellum. Efforts to have Banton’s show canceled were unsuccessful.

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