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.