Following accusations of attacking a police officer during a heated argument, well-known artist Buju, a.k.a. Bnxn, come out to make some clarifications.
You might remember that the singer had a run-in with cops before writing a tweet about his encounter.
In a now deleted tweet, he wrote, “Spat on the police officer’s face and it felt good”.
Nonetheless, the contempt for a uniformed cop caused social media to erupt. David Hundeyin, a journalist, added fuel to the fire by insisting that Buju be charged with a crime.
Bnxn clarified his earlier tweet by stating that it was a figure of speech rather than a literal assertion.
“My since deleted tweet stating that I spat in a police officers face was an idiomatic expression to say I disrespected a police officer to his face and not the literal way people may have taken it on social media. I do not support violence or abuse against the police in any form.
yesterday I was in a life threatening situation which caused me to lash out due to the physical assault on me by some policemen who have now been brought to book . however , I just want to focus on what’s important to me , my music. Thank you for all the love and concern ❤️
I stood on my right as a responsible Nigerian, despite the violence against my person and I do not want my deleted tweet to be taken seriously.
I appreciate the swift intervention of some reputable police officers on this matter too. Love❤️.”