The morning after the prestigious MOBO (Music of Black Origin), newspapers were quick to erase all traces of blackness in the building and focused solely on the Caucasian artists/guests that were in attendance (see here and read my thoughts).
However tabloid rag The Sun decided to approach their coverage of the event from a different angle. They reported that violence marred the after show party and on top of that ONLY published photographs of black guests/artists alongside the story.
OUTRAGED Capital Xtra breakfast show host Kojo tweeted:
Kojo addressing the injustice of it all so publicly surprises me. I don’t remember him speaking out in this fashion after the Choice FM “rebrand” (click here to read).
Anyway, in response to this story MOBO released the following statement:
The Sun: “Mel B Flees MOBO Bash Mayhem”
(Front cover of morning edition – 24 October, 2014)
MOBO totally refutes The Sun’s allegations and any suggestion of violence at the MOBO Awards after-party. This was basic crowd control, which was efficiently handled with our full cooperation.
For the record, the unedited statement about the evening from the Metropolitan Police reads: ‘We were called to assist security as large crowds were trying to gain access to the party. After consultation with police, the organisers agreed to end the event. There were no arrests made and the crowd dispersed at 01.15am.
Mel B briefly attended the after party where she met with MOBO founder Kanya King before heading home as planned.
Thank you for setting the record straight MOBO.
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