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Stay busy until I return, says Busy Signal

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2012 | 12:00 AM

In his first public statement since he was taken into custody and waived his right to an extradition hearing dancehall artiste Busy Signal has expressed confidence that he will be back in Jamaica in short order.

In a statement released through Juke Boxx Records yesterday Busy Signal, whose correct name is Glendale Goshia Gordon, argued that he has never admitted to being involved in any drug deal.

I waived my rights to an extradition trial here in Jamaica, so that I can return to the US (United States) to face a charge of absconding bail only," said Busy Signal.

"This incident took place 10 years ago before I even considered becoming an artiste," he added.

According to Busy Signal during his time away his fans will not be left with a void.

"There are several unreleased tracks that will definitely keep you 'busy' until my return."

While thanking his family, friends and legal team for standing with him Busy added, "To my band. Hi-Voltage, you have toured the world with me and have been a tower of strength. Continue to make good music until I return, cause the mission will continue".

In expressing further confidence that he will return to Jamaica quickly Busy said, "we not going down, cause God alone controls my destiny."

The dancehall star was arrested on a US extradition warrant last Monday after he was deported from England.

He is to appear in court in the US to answer a charge of failure to appear for a trial after a 2002 arrest on a cocaine charge.