In recent days there has been a great deal of press coverage about the song “Boom Bye Bye” from my past which I long ago stopped performing and removed from any platform that I control or have influence over. I recognize that the song has caused much pain to listeners, as well as to my fans, my family and myself. After all the adversity we’ve been through I am determined to put this song in the past and continue moving forward as an artist and as a man.
I affirm once and for all that everyone has the right to live as they so choose. In the words of the great Dennis Brown, “Love and hate can never be friends”.
I welcome everyone to my shows in a spirit of peace and love. Please come join me in that same spirit.
Buju Banton, 6th March 2019Â