It seems Vybz Kartel is now clutching at all straws in his fight for freedom. Going as far as criticizing the Jamaican judiciary system and advocating for Jamaica not to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state.
To be fair, after his unsuccessful appeal in April 2020, it’s understandable that Kartel has no confidence in the Jamaican court system. In a recent Instagram post the Worl’Boss spoke of the adverse effects of removing the Queen leaving Jamaica to become an independent republic.
“If Jamaica should get rid of the Queen and become a republic, you are on record for the removal of the Queen, and changing up the Jamaican constitution,” he said. “Because what you are assured of when you’re dealing with the Privy Council is that you’re dealing with the law. With Caribbean courts, you have to wonder sometimes whether politicians are playing their games.”
Vybz Kartel went on to caption the video post saying, “Anthony Miller @tvj_er aka the kartel of journalism. Talk the truth nuh matter who vex. Btw GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.”
Is Kartel being disingenuous so as to sway the verdict with regards to his appeal to the United Kingdom Privy Council?
Last month (September 2020) the convicted artist whose real name is Adija Palmer along with his co-accused, Shawn ‘Storm’ Campbell, Kahira Jones and Andre St John were given their last lifeline when they were granted permission to appeal to the Privy Council in the United Kingdom. They now have 90 days to prepare their appeal documents to overturn their 2014 murder conviction. Ergo ‘God save the queen.’ Or not?
Vybz Kartel is currently serving a life sentence eligible for parole after 32 years. Either way, the music continues as he continues to top the charts and is ever-present on social media. If the appeal is unsuccessful will people take a step back and fully comprehend the magnitude of the situation? Or will it still be there is something wrong with the system and people are after Vybz Kartel?