Bobby Shmurda explains his London nightclub brawl
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Bobby Shmurda explains his London nightclub brawl

Brooklyn emcee Bobby Shmurda recently took to social media to apologise and explain the context of the footage that saw the ‘Hot N*gga’ lyricist get into a physical altercation at a nightclub in London.

The brawl took place at Proud Late nightclub in London and saw the lyricist caught screaming on camera trying to assault a member of the club’s security. However, Shmurda (real name Ackquille Pollard) explained to fans why the event got so heated.

On the night of the incident, Pollard instantly took to Instagram to upload an apology video, stating, “To all my fans, I’m sorry about what happened tonight at Club Proud Late. They ain’t wanna pay me the money on time. I came in. I performed where I wasn’t supposed to perform in the contract, as you can see.”

The video that went viral saw Pollard exclaiming, “What’s up? I’ll body you guys out here,” while trying to push his way through a crowd. He even attempted to spit on someone. However, the Brooklyn act insists there is context to the clip.

In a video uploaded to Instagram, the rapper explained the brawl was due to money, detailing, “It was just supposed to be a hosting, and I came in and did extra because I love my fans, you know me. They didn’t pay the money and certain things happened. I apologise [to] anybody who had to see that or for anybody that was hurt in the mix of it. I’m sorry.”

He continued to address Proud Late Club promoters, stating, “I just wanna let you know, yeah, for future, you can’t hold an event and not have money at the end of the night to pay the artist. It’s wrong.”

However, the promoters instantly replied, writing, “The circumstances were unfortunately out of our control.” The performance at Proud Late was Shmurda’s first since he was released from jail on February 23, 2021.