Michael Ugochukwu, Nigerian rapper and entrepreneur better known as Ruggedman, has raised some eyebrows on social media platforms after he revealed that he was attacked in London by some unidentified men.
The award-winning rapper, known to be very active in the #EndSARS campaign, took to his Instagram page to share a video, showing a fight at a restaurant.
He was said to be dining at 805 Restaurant, a spot popular among Nigerians, when he was attacked by four men.
“Being attacked by four misguided boys will not deter me from fighting for the youths even though they blindly fight me,” he wrote.
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Being attacked by 4 misguided boys will not deter me from fighting for the youths, even though they blindly fight me. #shoutout #londonmetpolic @london_police_department for prompt action. The restaurant owner was just asking if everyone had paid for their food 🤣🤣 #businessneverpersonal #GodOverEverything #saynotoviolence #mayoroflindon #japa #wakajeje #Ruggedman
The incident has since dominated the conversation on social media platforms.
While a segment of users pointed the accusing finger at Naira Marley, others were of the opinion that the gifted rapper might have staged his own attack as a “publicity stunt to promote his upcoming event and resurrect his ailing career.”
“..so 4 people violently beat Ruggedman, but he came out without injuries?,” asked a Twitter user.
“Ruggedman attacked in London shortly after Naira Marley’s release from prison. I’ve seen the video and there’s a possibility that wasn’t him. With all the blows he was thrown in his face he’s still looking fresh. This may be scripted. Anyway, Say no Yahoo Yahoo and violence,” another user said.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say:
*hits 4 blunts*
…so 4 people violently beat Ruggedman, but he came out without injuries? pic.twitter.com/bs48xASgqH
— Stoney🍃NG 🇳🇬 (@stonednigerian) June 15, 2019
Ruggedman attacked in London shortly after Naira Marley's release from prison. I've seen the video and there's a possibility that wasn't him. With all the blows he was thrown in his face he's still looking fresh.
This may be scripted. Anyway, Say no Yahoo Yahoo and violence. pic.twitter.com/JbttvXDFoa
— Offpoint™🍪 (@IamZagalee) June 15, 2019
Ruggedman uploaded a video he was beaten, by himself oo One hour later he uploaded in his bed that he's alright, he's having a show at Eko hotel very soon..Efcc simi me see scam ooo (in Naira Marley voice )
— JAGOO (@DiegoWhykay) June 15, 2019
Who else think Ruggedman is a scam because all I can see here is someone trying everything possible to be relevant pic.twitter.com/peeKXrUpGv
— Imported Virgin🔸 (@YOO_GOAL) June 15, 2019
If I was Ruggedman I wouldn't have jumped into Naira Marley's case. Yesterday I heard he was attacked in UK after Naira Marley was freed..
My brother no start wetin you no fit finish pic.twitter.com/Dwg9HhkJCM
— Jeremiah Precious (@Jeremiah_P10) June 15, 2019
What Marlians did to Ruggedman in London is unacceptable.
……but what do I know.
Simi be safe Sha. May God deliver us from unreasonable men.
— D'Prof (@Godwinfyoung) June 15, 2019
I just believe we need to stop over exaggerating this Naira Marley and Ruggedman issue, I watch both videos, the fight and Ruggedman appreciation to his fan.
Their is absolutely nothing that proves that it's was Naira fans that attack Ruggedman .
This is just not necessary !!
— Olusegun (@theboyisgreat) June 15, 2019
Me after seeing the video of Ruggedman being beaten up in a UK restaurant and seeing another video of him saying he is ok without bandage after the beating and he's still in that UK. Las las all na SCAM pic.twitter.com/v4Dux0Db6M
— Choiman (@ChoiManchi1) June 15, 2019
Another angle to dis madness, what if dis video is jst another publicity stunt by ruggedman, think about it, in 2 weeks now, he will drop a single dat no one on a normal day wants to download, but pity play is always a thing with Nigerians. chop small beating 2 revive dead career
— The-King-Of-MainLand-Touts 🙅😂😭 💭 (@iamoliver_may2) June 15, 2019
Guys, Naira Marley fans attack Ruggedman in London.
This is the generation of youths Nigeria is raising, youths who assault you for speaking against crime. We're doomed. pic.twitter.com/LBgYuIZpQr
— fake is haram (@efikedimbakara) June 15, 2019
According to you people it is a publicity stunt by ruggedman cos he had no injuries and wasn't the one being pummelled in the video. So the beatee who was involved in planning allowed himself to be beaten like that is what you are saying?
— Commingler-in- Chief (@Sakagucheee) June 15, 2019
Just seeing the video of Ruvgedman getting beat up. Let me tell you this for free, as youths until we start promoting and giving attention to the truth, justice and hardwork, this country will never ove forward. It's not a curse, Just Facts #Ruggedman
— Ogbaegbe Victor (@naughty_libra) June 15, 2019
Am kinda lost in this shit. Who beat up who because am seeing Ruggedman smiling in selfie with London police men.
Naira Marley pic.twitter.com/Zf0QqKMvlc
— Sokay Ossom (@ossomsokay) June 15, 2019
When Ruggedman speaks against Politicians Looting & Police Brutality he is the Friend of the Youths but when he speaks against Fraudsters he is an enemy of the Youths. Youths suddenly want him to mind his business as nobody is Holy.
The Hypocrisy Stinks!!
— King N●-N● 🌟 (@Zaddy_nomso) June 15, 2019
No one should call #NairaMarley to this, it’s like you guys want to be unfortunate. Shey #Ruggedman mouth dey ever stay one place?? Our so called activist trying to deceive us for some future political goals!
— Aboki_zamani (@dayo_zaman) June 15, 2019
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