Vybz Kartel is at the centre of a new scam whereby swindlers are pretending to be the incarcerated dancehall artist through a Facebook page.
The scammers are reportedly offering asking for money in return for dubplates, which has caused his business partner and cousin Sikka Rhymes to speak out, asking DJs and producers to do their homework before getting in touch.
Rhymes said: “Vybz Kartel is incarcerated and is not doing dub programmes. Furthermore, only a few persons can do business on behalf of Vybz Kartel, myself included.”
It’s not the first time something like this has happened: in 2013, Vybz’s name was used to swindle money from fans eager to help pay for his legal fees.
This is, it has been pointed out, the same artist whose lyrics are: “Biggup every scamma weh mek US dolla”.
In 2014, Vybz was found guilty of murder and handed a life sentence. His is currently awaiting his appeal verdict.
Vybz Kartel’s ‘Back Way’ featuring Spice features on our NEXT HYPE playlist this week – listen to it here.