Shorty – Curtis Campbell photo
There was more drama outside the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s court yesterday as Vybz Kartel’s family and followers streamed out yet again to show their support for the incarcerated entertainer. The comments that some of the fans had to say about the self proclaimed World Boss were very interesting.
Vybz Kartel’s common law wife, Tanesha ‘Shorty’ Johnson turned up at the court house along with her relatives and members of Vybz Kartel’s entourage.
She told THE STARthat she was advised not to give any more comments to the media, however, she did mention that she was okay and that the children were doing well.
“I can’t do anymore interview until I understand fully what is going on but I am fine,” she said.
Her cousin Kesha also intervened saying, “The lawyer sey she nuffi give no comment, the kids are okay and she is okay and that’s that, no further comment,” she said.
Shorty had recently told the media in an interview on DRAP, that the children were traumatised about the situation.
Shorty also said that Vybz Kartel’s mother had collapsed as a result of her son’s imprisonment.
“Based upon all this lock up thing, the kids dem traumatised bad because di morning when dem come them carry him from the hotel come a di house, and ma big son Adijah Palmer him start cry and run up and dung and all a dat. Akeel (Kartel’s other son) guh to school, mi get a call from him teacher sey mi muss come fi him because him just keep on crying. Wey dem have him (Vybz Kartel) suh long fah, him need fi come home now to him children dem, cuz him children worried bout him an him is a loving father,” she said in the interview.
The STAR spoke to some of the persons who stood in the sun, hoping to get a glimpse of Kartel, and not surprisingly they all pleaded his innocence.
“Gaza mi sey, leggo offa mi artiste, Vybz Kartel a my man a him put mi to sleep, if my man nuh sey Gaza mi nuh want him, him haffi come out a mi house,” said one female fan.
Another Gaza supporter who wished to have her name withheld told THE STAR that Vybz Kartel was a victim of the system.
“The system corrupt, him innocent, them have some man inna jail fi all three, six years straight and dem cyaah find nutting, why dem hate him we don’t know, a spite dem a spite him,” the obviously upset female said.
Despite all the drama on the outskirts, Vybz Kartel was remanded in custody, and is slated to appear again at the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s court on Monday, October 31, to be tried on charges of Marijuana possession.