J Hus arrested and charged with 'possession of knife': Mobo winning rapper stopped by police in east London

Alexandra Richards
J Hus appeared at Thames Magistrates court on Friday: Getty Images

Award winning rapper J Hus has appeared in court after being charged with carrying a knife.

The 23-year- old rapper, whose real name is Momodou Jallow, appeared at Thames Magistrates' Court on Friday.

He was arrested by police on June 21 after allegedly being found in possession of a knife.

Officers stopped him in his vehicle on International Way in Stratford at 12.35 am.

The MOBO award winning rapper was charged with carrying a knife (John Phillips/Getty Images)

Police said: “The occupants of the vehicle were searched and a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a knife/bladed article.”

J Hus is a MOBO award winning artist and three-time Brit Award nominee.

He also featured on grime artist Stormzy’s track “Bad Boys.”

The rapper was due to appear in a number of gigs over the summer including appearances at TRNSMT festival in Glasgow on 30 June and London's Wireless festival on 7 July.

It has not been confirmed whether the gigs will go ahead.

The Standard has contacted J Hus' management for further comment.