Buju Banton was finally released today after serving eight years at the McRae Correctional institution.

The United States embassy in Kingston are tight-lipped about when the 45-year-old entertainer can return to the country.

Buju, born Mark Myrie, was arrested in December 2009 after he was met by a convicted drug trafficker on a flight from Spain who planned to set up a cocaine deal for him. After his conviction of drug trafficking in February 2011, the reggae icon was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

His initial release date was February 2019, but was later revised to December 8, 2018.

Buju Banton recently released a statement making it very clear that his main focus upon his release is his music.

“Having survived, I want to share the good news and strength of my music. I just want to continue making music, which I’ve devoted my life to. I look forward to the opportunity to say a personal thanks to my fans and everyone who supported me,” Buju said.