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Buju Banton’s Cocaine Arrest Will Probably Make Him More Popular


Not that felony convictions immediately disqualify someone for a Grammy Award, but Buju Banton’s arrest by DEA agents in Miami late last week might influence voters to, uh, shun the guy.

Buju (nee Mark Anthony Myrie), is in federal prison and facing charges of “conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilos of cocaine,” reports the Miami Herald. Which, if the allegations are true, are great news — because we know how much America’s music fans always abandon artists after they earn a rap sheet, particularly one involving massive amounts of blow.

But even if Buju’s drug arrest won’t slow his record sales (we imagine the opposite happening), at least we don’t have to rely on a seemingly endless boycott effort to shut down all of his American tour dates.