|News| Vybz Kartel Did Not Escape From Prison!


That ish cray! That ish CRAY!!! Say it ain’t so? Vybz Kartel pulled a prison break move on them! Dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel has reportedly broken out of prison in Jamaica after holding an officer at gunpoint. Reports are saying him & several other prisoners took control of the prison shortly after 1am this morning, taking clothes and keys from guards before escaping in a prison maintenance pickup truck at approximately 1.45am. One police officer died during the scramble & 12 others got injured. Vybz & the other escapees are now listed as “Jamaica’s most wanted criminals.” On some Wild Wild West ish! We’ll keep you posted!

UPDATE: The rumor spread out yesterday that Vybz Kartel escaped from prison. Boomshots had a chance to talk to his lawyer, Christian Tavares-Finson, to clear things up.

Clarifying the rumor:

“We were in court with [Vybz Kartel] this morning,so as far as his location and his status he’s still in the custody of the police. He did attend court this morning. He was brought to court by the police. As far as if people are concerned with whether or not it’s true, or any doubt, I think we can put that to rest. His defense team was in court this morning, and he was also present.”

On Kartel’s state of mind:

“As always, he’s in good spirits. He has full confidence in his defense team, which he chose himself. As far as we’re concerned, we will make significant progress as time passes. We’re confident that, based on what we have seen, it is going to be very difficult for the prosecution to continue bringing cases against him.”

On the possible motives behind the rumor:

“Eventually it will be a jury trial. When one considers the population of Jamaica, you have to realize that it is a small jury pool. Any thought of rumor or any story being carried that is not true will prejudice the jury pool. We have to be very careful. At the end of the day, we want him to have a fair trial. It’s not about prejudice one way or the other, but about a fail trial. That is what we are seeking as the defense.”

On Kartel’s reaction to the rumors:

“He laughed [Laughs.]! The sense of humor is still in tact.”

That rumor wasn’t even funny! If you want to read the interview in it’s entirely, click here!