ABC News Network leaked a previously unsealed undercover video from Buju Banton's last meeting with a US Government informant.
According to the news organization, its appeal to a federal judge to have the footage released.
"It offers the most complete account of how Banton, 44, ended up in a US prison, convicted of two counts for his role in a conspiracy to sell cocaine," said the story accompanying the video. "But Banton has maintained his innocence, insisting he never intended to go through with a drug deal and was only guilty of 'running my mouth'."
ABC News' requests from Buju Banton for comment went unanswered. Spokesmen for the investigators and prosecutors also declined to comment.
The video footage — dated December 8, 2009 — shows four men in a room, including the lanky reggae artiste who is clad in a white T-shirt. One of the men