Vybz Kartel Remains Hospitalized For Severe Kidney Infection

Vybz Kartel remains in the hospital while getting treatment for a severe kidney infection.

Authorities are not allowing any visitors at the moment and he is heavily guarded in a secure section of the University Hospital of the West Indies. Sources told us that his common-law wife Tanesha “Shorty” Johnson and his attorney Tom Tavares-Finson are in contact with prison officials and are getting regular updates on his condition. We’re told that he is currently in stable condition.

Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, was rushed to the hospital early Monday morning after complaining of severe pain in his side. Medical staff at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Center have been treating him since last week Wednesday but when his condition didn’t improve they took him to UWI hospital. Sources inside the Gazanation told us that everyone in his circle is very concerned about his health and overall treatment at the GP prison.

Kartel is serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and has been behind for since 2011. He is currently awaiting his highly anticipated new trial in the Court of Appeal in Jamaica. The trial kicks off in February 2018. The dancehall star and his fans are hoping that he will be freed when the case concludes.

Vybz Kartel Attorney Confirmed Hospitalization Deejay Stable

Vybz Kartel attorney Tom Tavares-Finson has confirmed that the deejay is hospitalized.

Dancehallhiphop.com broke the news today that the incarcerated deejay was rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies for an unknown illness. Tavares-Finson released a statement moments ago confirming that the artist was complaining about pain in his side since Wednesday of last week. “I was informed today by the prison authorities that he would be taken to University Hospital,” he said.

Sources told DHH that he is suffering from a possible kidney infection that may cause from a kidney stone. He was getting treatment from health staffs at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Center, but when his condition did not improve, he was rushed to the University of Hospital by a police detail. Hospital sources say that his condition is stable and at this time authorities will only allow immediate family visits. There is no word yet on when he will be discharged from the hospital.

Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, is six years deep into his life sentence for a 2014 murder conviction. The Gazanation leader is currently awaiting his next big fight in the Jamaican justice system. His appeal trial is set for February of next year.

Could Vybz Kartel Make A Cameo In New Video With Ishawna

Vybz Kartel and Ishawna will be releasing their new music video “Washer Dryer” this week and the incarcerated deejay could make a cameo.

Kartel teased the video on his Instagram page over the weekend while leaving a hint that he will be in the clip. “Coming soon VYBZ KARTEL in WASHER DRYER ft ISHAWNA AdidjahiemRecords,” he wrote. Sources inside the Gazanation camp told DHH today that he could make a cameo in the cut but didn’t reveal how was that made possible.

“Well he might make an appearance in the video we have a big surprise for the Gazanation fans,” sources told Dancehallhiphop.com. It’s not clear if Vybz Kartel footage will be from previously recorded material or from new footage of him behind bars. Earlier this month, the “Fever” deejay had a family fun day at GP where he took several photos with his family and with his friends. During that time it’s possible that he filmed a short footage of himself for the upcoming video.

Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, is serving life in prison for murder, but come February of next year he will have a chance to secure his freedom when his appeal trial gets underway in The Court of Appeal. The deejay and his attorneys say that they are confident that he will be exonerated of his murder conviction.

Coming soon VYBZ KARTEL in WASHER DRYER ft ISHAWNA AdidjahiemRecords

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New Vybz Kartel Photo From Prison Surfaced

Some new Vybz Kartel photos of him in prison have surfaced and gone viral on social media.

Not too often we see new images of the incarcerated dancehall star, but on Thursday some new pics popped up showing him wearing white short denim pants and white polo shirt. There is one thing new that you will notice about Vybz Kartel and that is his facial hair. The aced dancehall deejay has never before seen with facial hair. He also looks a bit slimmer than some of his most recent prison photos.

Sources inside his Gaza camp told DHH that he received a family visit yesterday from his baby mama and kids. Vybz Kartel released two new singles this week, “So Easy” and “How Can You” featuring Ishawna. On the first single, he took a shot at Alkaline for copying his style. The “Fever” deejay, whose real name is Adidja Palmer is currently serving a life sentence for murder. Earlier this year, an appeal court judge ruled in favor of granting him a new trial which will get underway in February next in the Jamaica Appeal Court.

Vybz Kartel and his attorney are confident that he will be exonerated of the murder charge.

Did Vybz Kartel Barred Popcaan From Visiting Him In Prison

Vybz Kartel and Popcaan fallout is perhaps one of the most surprising feuds in dancehall in recent years.

Not only were these artists label mates, they were very close friends and collaborators. Sources close to the incarcerated deejay gave DancehallHipHop.com some background on the circumstances that lead to their fallout. We’re told that Vybz Kartel grew angry when Popcaan didn’t visit him behind bars after a year of him getting locked up. “A year after Addi incarceration in 2012 Popcaan was still a no show,” sources said.

Popcaan then later tried to visit his former mentor behind bars but our sources revealed that Vybz Kartel sent a message to Poppy telling him to stay away. “When you find yourself in trouble that’s when you know who your real friends are,” our source added. “The boss never get a visit a phone call or anything. So when it look bad that’s when some man want to step and act but too little too late. It was lack of loyalty from some man why the boss disband Empire because he could have been running Empire from jail, but no loyalty.”

We’re told that Kartel even sends a message to Popcaan telling him to keep his name out of his mouth. But of course Popcaan still regularly shout-out Vybz Kartel on stage. We hope that these two can work out their differences and make more hit songs together again. “Clarks” was not just a mega hit single, it was a game changer in dancehall back in 2009.

In May 2012, Vybz Kartel announced through a statement sent to Dancehall HipHop that he has disbanded Portmore Empire, blaming it on his legal woes. “Dancehall fans worldwide it with great regret that I, Adidja Palmer, have decided to disband the Portmore Empire,” Kartel said. “These artistes have been under the Adidjahiem leadership for years, where they have honed their craft and made their mark, and as such, are well on their way to becoming major forces in Dancehall. They have reached a level where they are more capable to take on their careers by themselves, and it would be unfair to them, based on the limited resources of Adidjahiem Records, and current legal woes of the Adidjahiem C.E.O. and team members.”