The Associated Press
Attorney David Markus filed the motion Monday. A hearing is set for Friday morning.
Banton has been in jail on a drug charge since December. The motion says he's lost 40 pounds and was not given a diet in accordance with his religious views. He's a Rastafarian, a religion that places importance on a vegetable- and fruit-based diet.
The attorney also claimed that the government used a paid informant to convince his client to buy cocaine.
The 36-year-old singer, born Mark Myrie, pleaded not guilty to a drug charge in Tampa federal court.
Banton's trial is expected to begin in April.
Information from: St. Petersburg Times, http://tampabay.com