The U.S. Marshals Service has released the new mugshot of 37-year-old Mark Myrie aka Buju Banton. The "murder music" and reggae superstar was convicted Tuesday on three federal drug conspiracy charges. A previous jury in September had been deadlocked.
The court heard audio recordings of conversations between Banton and a federal informant arranging a cocaine deal. Banton blamed his financial problems on gay activists—specifically GLAAD—for pressuring sponsors and venues to drop him and other artists who incite violence against gays.
Predictably, some news coverage in Jamaica has also attempted to link his legal problems to his anti-gay views.
Banton faces life in prison at his sentencing date, which has not yet been set.
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