Pa Salieu has been sentenced to 33 months in jail. BBC Information stories that the British rapper had been convicted of violent dysfunction and possessing a bottle as an offensive weapon, stemming from an incident in 2018 when he was 21. He was cleared of a second rely of violent dysfunction.
Prosecutors stated Salieu participated in a struggle that occurred outdoors a nightclub in his hometown of Coventry, England, after Salieu’s pal Fidel “AP” Glasgow — who was additionally the grandson of The Specials’ Neville Staple — was stabbed to dying at age 21. Throughout the struggle, Salieu reportedly used a bottle and a tree department to assault a 23-year-old man, who spent 10 days within the hospital consequently.
Salieu, who admitted to smashing and brandishing the bottle to make use of for protection, was one in every of 9 males charged in reference to the struggle. Nobody has been charged with Glasgow’s homicide, which police are nonetheless investigating. Per The Guardian, Salieu’s lawyer, Jonathan Woodcock, requested for a suspended sentence and stated there was a “real looking prospect of rehabilitation.”
Salieu was nominated for the Rising Star Award on the 2021 BRITs, following the success of his breakout 2020 mixtape Ship Them to Coventry. Final yr, he shared the EP Afrikan Insurgent. Exterior of his personal music, he’s been featured on songs by Mura Masa, FKA twigs, Slowthai, and extra.