Rapper J Hus shares message to fans after arrest

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Update – July 4: J HUS has apologised to fans for live gigs that have been cancelled after he was arrested and charged with carrying a knife last month.

In a message to his fans on Twitter, the rapper said that he appreciated the support he's been receiving from fans and vowed to get back to work on his album.

"Been seeing a lot of support from fans, artists and family," he wrote today (July 4). "I appreciate everything, Trust me. Shoutout my team for the work behind the scenes. Also sorry for the cancelled live dates I've missed out on. Time to finish the album."

Following his arrest, J Hus pulled out of performing at TRNSMT festival in Glasgow last weekend and he was also dropped from the Wireless Festival line-up, where he was due to appear on July 7.

Original – June 23: Rapper J Hus has been arrested and charged with carrying a knife in London.

The Mercury Prize-nominated artist – real name Momodou Jallow – was arrested on June 21 on suspicion of being in possession of a knife or bladed article (via BBC Newsbeat).

It happened after police stopped a vehicle in Stratford's Westfield shopping centre, and the rapper then appeared at Thames Magistrates Court the next day (June 22).

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He was later bailed and will next appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on July 20.

"Officers in a marked police car stopped a vehicle in International Way E20, at about 12.35pm on Thursday 21 June," a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said (via The Guardian).

"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."

Digital Spy has reached-out to J Hus' representatives for further comment on the matter.

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The charge puts J Hus' upcoming gig appearances, which include a performance at TRNSMT Festival in Glasgow on June 30 and the Wireless Festival in London on July 7, in doubt.

The rapper was nominated for the Mercury Prize last year for his debut album Common Sense, and is also a Brit Award-nominee and MOBO-winner. The album also won the Best Album gong at the 2018 NME Awards in February.

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