American rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is ARRESTED at Wireless festival ‘after an incident two years ago’ and misses his performance
- The musician would take the stage in Crystal Palace Park on Saturday
- But the organizers announced he would not perform and the set was moved
- The star later shed light on his absence in a post on his Instagram account
- The Met Police said a 25-year-old man was arrested and released on bail at the festival
American rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie missed his performance at Wireless festival after being arrested, allegedly over an incident about two years ago.
The musician, real name Julius Dubose, was set to take the stage at the star-studded Crystal Palace Park festival on Saturday afternoon.
But after his arrest over the weekend, organizers announced that the 25-year-old would not perform as planned and the set would be moved.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie then sheds light on his absence in an Instagram post, which now no longer appears on his account.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (left) then shed light on his absence in an Instagram post (right), which now no longer appears on his account
He told the fans: ‘Sorry to everyone who came up to see me on Wireless, the London police locked me up before I went on stage for something I was accused of 2 years ago.
“I’m fine and I’ll do my best to make it up to you.”
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ‘On Saturday, September 11, a 25-year-old man was arrested at the Wireless Festival in Crystal Palace Park.
The arrest was made by Met Police officers at the request of Greater Manchester Police.
“The man has been released on bail to go to a police station in Greater Manchester at a later date.”
The rapper made headlines in 2019 when he took the top spot on the US Billboard 200 chart after selling just 823 albums and posting 83 million on-demand streams.
Industry tracker Billboard, whose chart is the most popular albums of the week in the United States, said A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s “Hoodie SZN” album climbed to the top with the equivalent of 58,000 sales in the week ending January 10, 2019. .
That multi-metric sum includes streams and downloads of individual songs, along with sales of the entire 20-song album — but according to Billboard, streams fueled the increase, while sales hit a record for an album that reached number one.
Later this year, he will release his fourth studio album, A Boogie vs Artist.