Music

Markus Myrie changes tune

By Brian Bonitto
Associate Editor ---
Auto & Entertainment
bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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Buju Banton's son, Markus Myrie has apologised on statements he made on social media about his father after an alleged altercation on Thursday.

The alleged altercation took place at Buju Banton's Carlyle Avenue recording studio in St Andrew.

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it's faced,” he posted on Instagram yesterday.

“I am a man. One who refuses to carry the burdens of the past into a future that will see me with children. For their sake, I will break the generational curse. My only regret is that I allowed myself to get so blinded by anger that I said things about my father and to the public that I shouldn't have said, but let he without sin cast the first stone. I have no hatred in my heart for my father,” he continued.

Myrie, 25, is a music producer and principal of Markus Records. He had made a report to the Constant Spring Police in St Andrew following the alleged incident.

The producer was sent to get a doctor's certificate and take back to the station for the police to press charges. However, up until press time yesterday, Myrie had not returned.

“He has no specific time-frame to return to the station. But I would be surprised if he does, as he took some time to cool off,” said an officer, who wished not to be identified.

Myrie used social media to hurl some harsh words at his father on Thursday following the alleged incident.

“So much drama since December. This man needs to go back to prison and dead in deh,” said a post on Instagram.

He also indicated there would be legal consequences.

“Parents love respect and can't understand is a two-way street; but me mada never grow me fi take disrespect. B****yman you cah talk to me any way you wah. Me nah fi itch up round yuh fi nothing, and me nah stretch out me hand to you or depend pan you, and it hurt say you can get fi tek liberty a me don't? But blessed is the child that has his own, Oh and me a press charges,” he added.

The younger Myrie is carving a niche as a producer in the dancehall arena. His credits include Mama Love by Byrka, which did well in Japanese reggae circles three years ago, and Ninja Kid's Before God Come.

Myrie has also produced songs by Ding Dong — Protect Your Life, Deja — Black Egypt, and Jahazeil — Who Am I.

In his sold-out concert on Saturday, Long Walk to Freedom, at the National Stadium in Kingston, Buju Banton used his performance to address the alleged incident.

“Dem say mi a coke head. What are they talking about? he asked before delivering Hills and Valleys.

Buju Banton, whose given name is Mark Anthony Myrie, served a seven-year sentence in the Georgia McRae Correctional Facility in the United States for cocaine-related charges. He was deported to Jamaica on December 7.


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