Jamaican artiste Buju Banton has gone on an anti face mask rant on social media and asked Jamaicans to stop wearing masks.
In a video shared on Instagram, Buju said if someone was meant to die they will die and no mask will protect them.
The 47 year old singer added that Jamaicans ae tired of politicians telling them how to live their lives and vowed not wear a mask.
“We wan done wid dis mask wearing bullsh-t inna Jamaica. Who fi dead ago dead and who nah go dead, haffi jus live. We tired of you intellectual fools trying to tell us how to live our lives, you are so smart why you haven’t found the cure for cancer,” he declared in the first of three Instagram videos uploaded today, October 21 which he captioned “Free My People Now” he said
He went on to blame authorities for the layoffs and the negative hit on the economy.
“Jamaican people need fi wake up. Mi nah wear no mask cause mask nuh mek fi man,” he said. “Free my people!” he added
Moments after his video went viral, his daughters Abihail Myrie and Jdian Myrie (Who is a Jamaican politician) came out to urge Jamaicans not to listen to their father.
“So anyway y’all wear your masks!!!” Abihail wrote
Jodian Myrie on the other hand asked Jamaicans to play their part in flattening the Covid-19 curve.
“Let us all as Jamaicans play our part in flattening this curve by continuing to wear our masks and practicing social distancing! Follow the protocols set in place to protect not only your life, but the lives of your loved ones.” He said
His rants comes months after he sold branded face mask to promote the launch of his Upside Down 2020.
As part of the incentives that came with a copy of his album, fans had to part with $23 (Ksh. 2500) for both the mask and the album.
The branded masks are also still available for purchase without the album for $12 (Ksh. 1304).