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Murder Music Star Buju Banton Wins Grammy, Begins Drug Trafficking Trial

Last night reggae star Buju Banton, whose "murder music" calls for the executions of gay men, won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album. Banton's win came as a shocker to LGBT activists who last year took out full-page music industry ads denouncing his nomination. Today his cocaine trafficking retrial begins in Miami after a previous trial resulted in a hung jury. Banton's supporters in Jamaica and elsewhere claim that gay activists conspired with the DEA to frame him. He faces a life sentence on charges that he attempted to purchase several kilos of cocaine for resale.

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