Mr Vegas is defending Buju Banton following news that The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) community in Barbados is calling on him to publicly denounce his classic “Boom Bye Bye” single.
“Why the LGBT only picks on Jamaican artists?,” Vegas questioned. “Are they just bullies? Why they do not call for the banning on the BIBLE? Is this not spreading HATE???,” he added before quote Leviticus 20.
The Reggae icon who was recently released from a US federal prison for drug-related charges, caused an uproar among the Bajan LGBT community last month when local promoters hinted that he would be performing on the island.
Fas7Star Entertainment uploaded a flyer with Buju Banton indicating he would bring his highly anticipated Long Walk to Freedom tour on April 27, 2019 during Barbados Reggae Festival.
The LGBT community instantly demanded that the Grammy-winning entertainer publicly denounce “Boom Bye Bye,” or he would not be welcomed to perform at the festival.
Buju Banton recorded “Boom Bye Bye” when he was 15 years old. The song later sparked backlash that threatened to destroy his career. Several years later, the song would later become the subject of outrage in the United States and Europe, leading to Banton being dropped from the line-up of the World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) festival as well as numerous other scheduled performances. The entertainer subsequently issued a public apology.