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Racial profiling?-Fuse ODG shares terrifying run-in with UK Police

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British/Ghanaian singer, songwriter and rapper, Fuse ODG has shared a terrifying run-in with the UK Police.

According to the Grammy-winning singer, the incident happened in February, and after a bit of contemplation, he has decided to share his ordeal with the world.

In a video that has been shared on his Instagram, the moment Fuse was harassed by the UK Police, handcuffed and manhandled is captured.

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“I almost didn’t share this incident as firstly, I’m exhausted of seeing videos like this myself as I know a lot of you are,” he captioned the terrifying video.

He continued: “Secondly for my own sense of pride, honestly speaking, it’s just embarrassing. 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.”

Fuse went on to give details of when, why and how the arrest happened.

“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.

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“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,” he shared.

Fuse adds that this is not the first time he’s facing this kind of harassment from the UK Police.

“This isn’t the first time this has happened to me or @mrhackett1. At one point, it was almost a weekly occurance. 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,” he added.

The “Antenna” hit maker also shared that he has filed a complaint and is waiting for the matter to be handled in accordance with the law.

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“We have filed a formal complaint with the @metpolice_uk and we are very grateful to @tundeokewale of @UrbanLawyers who has come to stand in the gap for US.”

“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. Which is why the work we are doing through the music and @schoolofnewafrica is vital. Teaching the next generation to see themselves differently,” he concluded.

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