The gay firestorm being created by Buju Banton’s ‘Rasta Got Soul’ U.S. tour continues unabated. Buju Banton is scheduled to perform on September 26 at the National in Richmond, Virginia, however gay rights groups in that city are reportedly putting ‘the squeeze’ on city representatives, including the mayor, in an effort to have the show canceled.
One outraged gay rights activist reportedly wrote to Richmond City Councilwoman Ellen Robertson expressing discomfort and anger towards the upcoming Buju Banton show. Robertson reportedly responded saying “I cannot afford to set and allow this group to come to town. I will be asking the Chief of Police to meet with me and the owners of the National to address the urgency of this matter. By way of this email, John will follow up with the Mayor and Chief to coordinate a meeting.“
Buju Banton’s Gargamel Music record label recently released a general press release on the matter; unfortunately for him however, it seems the gay rights groups are simply not hearing, or not listening. His tour kicks off tonight at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.