Vybz Kartel signed the Reggae Compassionate Act late September, just days before he was set to perform in France. Portmore Empire leader Vybz Kartel, has made his first public statement since singing a deal with the gay community in Europe.
Copies of the signed document flooded the internet over the past week, resulting in Kartel feeling the heat from dancehall fans. Kartel have since been shying away from the public due to the amount of attention the signing of the deed has drawn on him. Until Wednesday Vybz spoke to Gleaner journalists.
Kartel would not confirm the details but questioned why there was a brouhaha over his signing the document.
“Yes, I did. What’s the big deal? So what if I did?” he asked before hanging up the phone.
Lewis said the ‘big deal’ is to make sure performers adhere to the act’s strictures.
“Artistes should be aware of the influence their music could have on society,” Lewis said.