Popular singer, Buju, a.k.a Bnxn, clears the air following claims of assaulting a police officer during a heated exchange.
It would be recalled that the vocalist had an encounter with police officers after which he penned a tweet about his experience.
“Spat on the police officer’s face and it felt good,” he wrote in a now-deleted tweet.
Social media, however, went agog on the disrespect to an officer in uniform which was further heightened by a journalist, David Hundeyin, who insisted on prosecution of Buju.
Clarifying his statement in a new tweet, Bnxn affirmed that it was a figure of speech rather that a literal statement.
“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❤️.”