Tommy Lee Sparta shared his emotional reunion along with his young children and headed for a river bath hours after he was released from the Horizon Adult Remand Center in Kingston, Jamaica, on Thursday.
Videos of the artist taking a dip in a river surfaced on social media a number of hours after he was seen walking out of jail while his family, overwhelmed with emotions, hugged and showered him with love. Tommy Lee Sparta had been incarcerated since 2020 after pleading guilty to the and was sentenced to finish his five-year sentence for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition (the sentences were concurrent, so he only served the longer sentence of three years while the ammunition sentence (two years) was counted as served concurrently).
Sparta was spotted wearing a blue cap while taking a dip within the river. The taste of freedom for the artist has been celebrated by his family and friends. He has been spotted surprising his two daughters as he walks into his house. The kids are seen holding onto the artist’s leg while the younger one hugs her father tightly as she squeals in surprise.
Some fans of the artist have commented on how different he takes care of being away in jail for a superb period of time.
There may be also one other video of the artist seemingly expressing gratitude for “sunshine and rain,” and he can enjoy the attractive day. He’s seen singing “Beautiful Day (Thank You for Sunshine)” by Jermaine Edwards, Rushawn, and TRINIX in a video while on the riverside. It’s unclear if this video is recent because it is a selfie video where the artist is cleanly shaven, but recent photos and videos of him show him having a bushy beard.
Tommy Lee Sparta, whose name is Leroy Russel, has not officially spoken to fans, but his collaborator, Damage Musiq’s producer Dwayne Parkinson shared that he was looking forward to working with the artist and releasing new music when he is prepared.
The producer explained that he has been in contact with the artist, and in line with the Jamaica Star, Parkinson believes that the artist is reformed.
“Tommy Lee Sparta is a modified man. The incontrovertible fact that he was released ahead of the expected time, for his good behaviour, tells a lot. I actually have at all times expected nothing but good of him and, even before the entire ordeal, he was on a positive path and as a result of circumstances, beyond my knowledge or understanding, he ended up in that situation,” the producer added.
Tommy Lee released songs like “God’s Eye,” “Procreator,” and “Blessings,” that are all chart-topping songs.
Meanwhile, Tommy Lee’s lawyer Donahue Martin requested privacy on behalf of his client as he confirmed that the artist was using the time to rest and reconnect along with his family members after being a guest of the state.
The management of Tommy Lee Sparta requested that everybody, music industry professionals, event promoters, and fans, allow the artiste some quiet time.
Told The Weekend Star that the deejay respectfully asked for privacy in the approaching days as he rests and reconnects with family and family members.
The Flanker, St. James native is managed by Nicole Taban of Boss Lady Muzik, who explained he’s along with his family and won’t be chatting with fans and the press anytime soon.
Within the meantime, Martin, a growing criminal defense attorney in Jamaica who has worked for several high-profile clients, was asked in regards to the change within the gun laws, which he says he isn’t in favor of because the new law disproportionately removes judicial discretion.
“As counsel, now we have a problem with the laws and now we have a problem with removing the judicial discretion in relation to the difficulty of sentence, especially in such a disproportionate way,” the lawyer said, adding that 15 years for mandatory sentences is a protracted time.