Well-known rapper Buju, a.k.a. Bnxn, came out to clarify after being accused of assaulting a police officer during a heated altercation. You might recall that the singer had a police confrontation before tweeting about it.
He tweeted, “Spat on the police officer’s face and it felt amazing,” which has since been deleted.
However, the disrespect for a uniformed police officer ignited a social media firestorm. A journalist named David Hundeyin stoked the flames by asking that Buju be charged with a felony.
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 officer’s 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❤️.”