ROC Nation artist K Koke (real name Kevin Georgiou) announced on Twitter yesterday that his appearance at the Wireless music festival has been shut down by the authorities.
The 28 year old North West London rapper who was acquitted of attempted murder several years ago tweeted:
#mytime drops Sunday and FEDS pushed me off wireless. Hating on my whole sh*t I shoulda been tearing down stage 2 this year.
Joke ting it’s like d FEDS won’t let me forward.
Police are calling man gang related coz of my friends and family I grew up with. Label us and their the biggest gang in the world #coldworld
It’s like I’m still locked up even tho I’m free.
I’m p*ssed I can’t lie that was a low blow that was a big 1 4 me I was looking forward 2 it.
First of all it annoys me when youngsters and in some cases grown folk who should know better refer to the British police force as “the FEDS”. We live in Britain not the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA where the FEDS reside. The FBI (Feds – Federal Bureau of Investigation) are an AMERICAN law enforcement agency NOT a British one.
Stop beggin it UK.
But I digress, the news about K Koke’s now shelved appearance at the Wireless festival actually shocked me. I thought this type of treatment was only reserved for the Giggs and the So Solid’s of this world. But a friend of mine pointed out today that “K Koke rolls with black people, so in the eyes of the police he is black. Go figure”.
I don’t see K Koke’s police ban from performing live lasting for very long though. All he has to do is lose the Stonebridge massive, leave the Jamaican street slang to the Jamaicans, roll with those upper middle class media types who attended public schools but act like they were born and raised in Albert Square, East London and BOOM he will be back in business.