Buju Banton Promises No More Homophobic Lyrics

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By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      In Jamaica homophobia looms large so it’s no surprise that a lot of artists from the area have that mentality as well. Gay right campaign group, Stop Murder Music, has been on a mission to stop the homophobic lyrics seeping from reggae music. The group came up with a pledge called the Reggae Compassionate Act, a document that promises the signer that he will no longer record, perform or re-release songs with homophobic content. The group already got Beenie Man, Sizzla, and Capleton to sign the pledge. Now after three years of begging, Buju Banton has finally signed the pledge as well.

      "There’s no space in the music community for hatred and prejudice, including no place for racism, violence, sexism or homophobia,” Beenie said in a statement.

      Everything flew to a head last year when Buju was slated to perform at a benefit concert and protesters rallied to have the show cancelled. Buju’s homophobic song, “Boom Bye Bye,” a hit in the 90’s, details the shooting of gay men in the head, pouring acid on them and burning them alive. Protesters have actually caused Buju to get dropped from several concerts in the last few years.

      "I can see why he’s done it,” reggae artist DJ Kemist told NME.com. “He doesn’t want to jeopardize his whole career over just a few songs. But it doesn’t mean it’s going to change any of his opinions."


  1. Yo for real why people keep trying to control what artist are doing? Let the artist say how he feels and if you don’t like don’t buy it. BuJu tell the gay niggas to get off yo back litteraly!!! LOL!!

  2. fuck all youll faggots dont like it to bad……..youll lucky um not a rapper cause i would spit in ya face if you try to tell me what to say

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