Fans of embattled Dancehall superstar, Busy Signal won’t have to wait too long before they see the ‘Hot Head’ back on the road as the prominent singjay will be released from jail this November.
Busy Signal copped a six month prison term during a sentencing hearing in a U.S. courtroom on Friday. However, the Step Outsinger will only have to serve two more months in prison as time previously served was taken into consideration.
A tweet emerged from Busy Signal’s official Twitter account, currently run by his manager,Shane Brown. The tweet read, “Busy will be out November. Tell the world!”
The internationally-acclaimed entertainer has spent time in a Minnesota penitentiary since June after being extradited to the United States on a charge of absconding bail. The charge stemmed from a 2002 incident in which Busy allegedly skipped a court appearance and subsequently fled the U.S. while facing drug charges in Minnesota.
Busy Signal was initially arrested by United Kingdom based law enforcement officials on the suspicion that he was using false documents. Busy, whose real name is Glendale Goshia Gordon had been going under the name, Reanno Gordon.
Busy Signal was then deported to Jamaica, where members of the Fugitive Apprehension Team took him into custody. A few days later, Busy waived his rights to challenge the United States Government’s extradition request during a court appearance in Kingston and was subsequently extradited to the North American country nearly a month late, accompanied by U.S. Marshals.
Busy Signal later plead giulty to a charge of failing to appear in court and was reportedly facing between 12 and 18 months in a Minnesota prison.
Once Busy Signal’s prison term is completed in November, he will be given a 45-day window to leave the United States or else drug charges, which still exist from his 2002 case, could be slapped on him. Currently, the United States government doesn’t have the authority to prosecute Busy Signal, given that the extradition request for the entertainer pertained to absconding bail only.