Fuse ODG, the British-Ghanaian singer, has recounted his ordeal with the police in Brixton.
The musician took to his Instagram page on Thursday to share a video showing two police officers trying to search his vehicle for cannabis.
Cannabis, also known as marijuana and weed, is a psychoactive drug.
The 34-year-old singer said the incident took place in February but he didn’t share the video on social media because it was “embarrassing.”
In the video, the Grammy award-winning singer could be seen resisting as the officers appeared to be violently dragging him out of his car in handcuffs.
Fuse ODG could also be heard screaming “are you mad, do you have a warrant?”
Shortly after the melee, one of the officers claimed he perceived cannabis from his vehicle.
The police officers also said they were trying to prevent him from harming himself.
“I almost didn’t share this incident. I’m exhausted of seeing videos like this myself as I know a lot of you are. Secondly, for my own sense of pride, honestly speaking, it’s just embarrassing,” he captioned the post.
“I’m too much of a king to be handled like this! So with the above in mind, what you are watching is actually a censored version of events.
“Having taken the time to process the incident and this ongoing problem, there are certain things that I feel must be said: This incident took place a few months back on 28th Feb 2023.
“I was dragged out of my car and handcuffed in the middle of the street in Brixton with no warning or explanation. After the incident, I spent 6 hours in A & E due to how tightly they clamped the cuffs on me (excruciating pain!), as well as suffering neck and back pain for the following weeks.
“It’s wild that this is the normal reality for too many of us growing up in this country but even wilder is that, this is still the reality in a post George Floyd world.
“In the past months, we have seen so many videos of police officers beating up and even kneeling on our black children in the UK. I know because a lot of the time they come to me for help.
“The sad reality is that as a black man living in this system, it doesn’t matter how much money you make or the positive impact that you have on the world, they still only see you as one thing.
“This isn’t the first time this has happened to me or @mrhackett1. At one point, it was almost a weekly occurrence. The difference is that at this stage in life, we are now in the position to have the resources at our disposal to deal with these issues differently.
“We have filed a formal complaint with the @metpolice_uk. That said, we are not holding our breaths for justice from this system.
“The real battle is internal, the real battle is won when we don’t let them break our confidence and we maintain our identity and dignity.”
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Born Nana Richard Abiona, Fuse is best known for his hit singles like ‘Antenna’, ‘Dangerous Love’ and ‘Azonto’.
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