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The Dancehall artist was convicted of four charges including attempted cocaine possession and gun possession.
Convicted on drug charges at a trial on Tuesday, February 22, the Jamaican star is facing up to 20 years behind bars.
In a court hearing on Wednesday, February 16, Banton revealed his shame for his boastful act about drugs to an undercover agent.
Banton's lawyer is now attempting to get his client released from jail pending the retrial.
In a trial, the reggae star told the judge that he thought the undercover police 'had good contacts in the music industry.'
The reggae star is facing the drug charges stemming from his arrest in 2009 after the trial was postponed several times.
Homosexual rights activists march to campaign for the bosses of the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards as Buju Banton is nominated for one category, insisting he promotes violence to homosexuals in his music.
The reggae star faces a charge of conspiracy to possess and intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.