Adidja Palmer, popularly known as Vybz Kartel, shared several profound, life-changing gems in the second part of his interview with Lisa Evers on Fox 5 New York.
The Fox 5 reporter marveled at his ability to keep a positive mental attitude despite being behind bars on a murder charge for almost a decade.
“I have to, if you know someone is trying to destroy you, that’s where they are going to get their pleasure from, you have to be on top of your game, constantly proving them wrong”, he said.
Vybz Kartel said that his haters are as much of an influence to him in prison as his fans are, “that’s kinda how I stay strong for my children and mother”.
When asked about how the king of the dancehall is chosen, Vybz Kartel spoke of having major influence, power and dominance in the dancehall.
“You have to be able to put people on, to destroy people if necessary, musically, that’s what the King is”, he said.
Though the self-proclaimed ‘King of the Dancehall’ is mainly known for being sexually explicit in most of his chart-topping releases, the hit songs ‘Unstoppable’ and ‘Selassie Love We’, and others reinforce what stood out as the climax of the interview.
“When I was growing up, I didn’t know I was going to be rich, I thought rich people were rich, poor people were poor, that was it, it couldn’t change”. He continued to state that a lot of people have that mindset and says that it’s a terrible mindset to have. He is grateful that he was able to change that mindset and for the opportunities, he has gotten. “I have to count my blessings”.
The artist is positive that by 2022 he will be a free man and his legion of Gaza followers are at the edge of their seats while his attorney Isat Buchanan appeals for his conviction to be overturned by the UK Privy Council.
A multi-agency probe continues as security officials look to uncover the circumstances that lead to the unauthorized Fox 5 interview.