Dancehall legend Vybz Kartel’s 13 year old son has bleached his skin. The teenager released pics of his new "bleached" skin over the weekend - and the entire island of Jamaica is talking about it.
The teenager, who goes by the name "Likkle Vybz." is being heavily criticized online after fans saw his new look. His father Vybz openly admits to bleaching his skin. According to Vybz, he bleaches for "fashion."
Likkle Vybz posted a pic of his bleached skin on Instagram, and almost immediately - the pic was liked by his father, who commented on the photo. Vybz is currently incarcerated - but has access to social media in Jamaican prison.
But the Jamaican Dancehall fans weren't as approving of his father.
“Like father like son, so Kartel bleach and now his son bleaching even before him done high school? Disgraceful,” one user wrote.
“You soon meet up with you daddy bro up a GP,” another user wrote to which teen responded, “[get]off a me page.”
Vybz Kartel’s response did little to discourage the backlash as one fan decided to criticize the “Worl Boss” himself.
“So everyday Kartel on IG a cuss black people and then turn around and support minor kids bleaching their skin,” the user said.
Here are pics of the young man:
In September 2011, Vybz Kartel was arrested by police for marijuana possession. Jamaica’s Major Investigation Taskforce (MIT) later charged him with the murder of a Jamaican businessman, Barrington Burton, conspiracy and illegal possession of a firearm.
While in prison in 2012, his book The Voice Of The Jamaican Ghetto: Incarcerated but not Silenced, co-written with business associate Michael Dawson, was published.
Though Kartel was granted bail for the Burton murder on March 23, 2012 for JD$3,000,000, he remained in jail in connection with a second murder, of one Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, of Waterford, St Catherine. He was charged, along with two others including Vanessa “Gaza Slim” Saddler, with perverting the course of justice, after Saddler allegedly claimed that Williams had robbed her in order to mislead the police into believing that he was still alive. Kartel’s trial was originally scheduled for 21 January 2013, but had to be postponed due to a lack of jurors, and was rescheduled for 11 July