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Kanye West & Buju Works In Jamaica Sparks Covid-19 Concerns During A Visit

Written by on September 23, 2020

Over the weekend Kanye West visited Buju Banton at his Corporate Area-based Gargamel Studio in Jamaica. The purpose of the visit was just to chill for a few days, and as he came through he just gave Buju a hail nothing more than that. Of course upon seeing Kanye in the studio with Buju the question was asked will there be a collaboration coming. Veteran producer Donovan Germaine answered the question, yes the two worked on a song earlier in the year and it just hasn’t come out yet but they have been in dialogue. 

Now days later residents to the island are wondering if Kanye broke the Covid-19 laws put in place which requires all tourist to the island to remain confined in its Covid-19 resilient corridor, maintain a distance of 6 ft when in the company of others, and wear a face mask when in public.
If you look in the photo it’s clear Kanye is not six feet apart, nor wearing a face mask, and I can’t say wether he stayed in the Covid-19 resilient corridor. So Its clear why people are “causing a stir”.

Jamaica has seen a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases since reopening its borders on June 15 to international visitors and nationals and following its general election on Sept. 3, in which Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his Jamaica Labor Party won a landslide victory over the main opposition People’s National Party.

Joking that he knew the West question would be posed at a COVID-19 press conference on Wednesday, Holness said he did not completely have all the answers or the full relevant facts, despite attempting to brief himself on the incident.

Prime Minister Holness had this to say: “My understanding is that the international artist visited Jamaica a few days ago and … he stayed at a hotel in the resilient corridor,” Holness said, referring to the beachfront area from Negril to Port Antonio where a series of hotels and businesses approved for operation amid the global pandemic are located. “And he asked for permission to be able to travel outside of curfew hours because of his flight arrangements. … That permission was given.”


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