Reggae artist Buju Banton will no longer use homophobic lyrics in his music.
Banton recently signed the Reggae Compassionate Act, which renounces violence against gays. The Act which states, “We (as artists) agree not to make statements or perform songs that incite hatred or violence against anyone from any community”, was enacted by reggae promoters and Stop Murder Music activists in an effort to curb violence and discrimination forward gays, especially on the island of Jamaica where Banton lives.
The reggae icon had been targeted over the past years for his 1992 song ‘Boom Bye Bye’, where he sings about shooting homosexuals.
Capleton, Beenie Man and Sizzla are among other reggae artists who have also singed the Act.