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Back on home turf: Busy Signal returns to Jamaica after release from U.S. prison

By Marc Jodee
OutAroad Writer


Prominent Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Busy Signal has returned to the streets of Jamaica after serving his six month prison term in the United States on a charge of absconding bail.

The popular entertainer, whose real name is Glendale Goshia Gordon arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Friday night. Busy Signal was met at the airport by his manager, Shane Brown and fellow Dancehall superstar, Elephant Man, as well as friends and family.

Pictures of Busy's arrival emerged late Friday night via Busy's official Twitter account with statuses such as "Guess who is back? God Is GOOD!" and Turf and brothers reunited. Only God."

Busy Signal had been in the United State since June when he was extradited to the North American country from Jamaica after initially being arrested in the United Kingdom. Busy, who had been suspected of using false identification, was later slapped by American law enforcement officials with a charge of failure to appear in court. The charge stemmed from a 2002 drug case in which Busy Signal fled the country while awaiting trial.

Busy Signal later pled guilty to absconding bail and received a lesser sentence given his previously clean record and various charitable initiatives throughout Jamaica.
With the entertainer being out of prison, he will have the chance to see his son, Egypt Knight-Gordon for the first time. Busy Signal's girlfriend, Tunya Palmer gave birth to Egypt this past July while Busy was behind bars.