Sunday 25 October, 2020

Kanye West visits Buju Banton at Gargamel studio in Jamaica

American rapper Kanye West (centre) with reggae icon Buju Banton (right) and Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke at Banton's Gargamel studio in Jamaica.

American rapper Kanye West (centre) with reggae icon Buju Banton (right) and Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke at Banton's Gargamel studio in Jamaica.

Kanye West is in the recording studio with Buju Banton.

The controversial American rapper on Friday (September 18) tweeted a photo of himself with the reggae star at Banton's Gargamel studio in Kingston. West is pictured next to Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke as Banton appears to make a point in discussion with the hip-hop bigwigs.

West captioned the photo, "GREATNESS IN THE MAKING", indicating a possible collaboration between the rap superstar and the reggae icon.

In just over 24 hours the tweet has amassed 62.4K likes and over 6,100 retweets and comments.

Some persons commented about the fact that none of the three men photographed wore a face mask. 

On September 18, Jamaica recorded an additional four COVID-19 related deaths and 197 new cases have been recorded across Jamaica in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The deceased are an 80 year old male of a Kingston and St Andrew address; an 83 year old female of a St Mary address; an 81 year old female of a Kingston and St Andrew address and a 67 year old female of a Clarendon address. One of the cases was previously under investigation, the ministry said.

The latest fatalities bring the death toll from the coronavirus in Jamaica to 55.

The 197 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours bring the total number cases on record for the island to 4,571. Recoveries increased by 39, bringing total recoveries to 1,264.

West held a pop up 'Sunday Service' in Jamaica last October, reportedly shelling out US$1 million to host the concert at Emancipation Park in New Kingston.

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