Busy Signal found himself behind bars in Trinidad over the weekend.
The dancehall hitmaker was picked up by T&T cops at his hotel shortly after arriving in the island for a performance at Together As One concert.
His arrest stemmed from a 2013 concert that he was booked for and paid US$37,088 but couldn’t performed. According to reports, Busy Signal and the promoter Peppers Entertainment agreed that they would deduct the fee from a future performance, but that did not happen.
The promoter filed legal documents stating that the deejay did not honor the agreement. A warrant was issued for his arrest and he was hauled before the courts.
Busy Signal, whose real name is Reanno Gordon, was released after he agreed to pay US$15,000 and the balance in 30 days.
Signal spent 6 months in prison in the United States in 2012 following an outstanding case in that country dated back 10 years.
Busy Signal is blaming his recent arrest in Trinidad and Tobago on his former management Juke Boxx Productions headed by Shane Brown.
The dancehall deejay was taken into custody and hauled before the courts last weekend for owing a promoter US$37,088. The “Text Message” deejay was on the island for Together As One concert.
In a statement release on Facebook, Signal’s management says that the artist was unaware of the contract with Peppers Entertainment.
“Busy Signal was unaware of this financial debt because his former manager would have entered into business relations on his behalf as the agent which usually handles his financial affairs. Apparently a contractual agreement was made between Juke Boxx Productions and Peppers Entertainment limited for an event slated on May 31, 2013,” the statement reads.
“The aforementioned advance payment of US$37,088 was not disclose to the artiste. He had no material knowledge whatsoever of this apparent infraction, as he and his former manager had parted company for some time. However Peppers Entertainment had cancelled this event and Turf Music Entertainment made a partial refund to the promoter in May of 2013.”