Solo 45, a UK grime artist who's down with Skepta's Boy Better Know team, just got hit with another 27 counts of rape. He had already been charged with two counts of rape and one count of false imprisonment and causing bodily harm. He's pleaded not guilty to the previous charges, but there's no word on how he'll handle the 27 new ones.
So far Skepta has been silent about the rape allegations. But his brother and Boy Better Know co-founder JME used Twitter to explain why some are reluctant to speak out. He sent those messages after there had been criticisms of BBK for keeping mum.
I didn’t want to speak until the case was over, and verdict reached. As I have no idea what the intricacies are, who the victims are etc…— Jme (@JmeBBK) October 18, 2017
But this is mad. 29 charges fam.— Jme (@JmeBBK) October 18, 2017
Sorry it’s 4 people, 29 counts. That is still crazy charges. Early to pass judgement but yeh. I just hope it’s not true man.— Jme (@JmeBBK) October 18, 2017
Everyone saying “people are being silent” it’s because they are waiting for a verdict before passing judgement. The charges are crazy.— Jme (@JmeBBK) October 18, 2017
But you have to admit the charges are totally shocking.— Jme (@JmeBBK) October 18, 2017
But yeh, that’s some fucked up shit fam. Full stop.— Jme (@JmeBBK) October 18, 2017
What would you do if someone in your crew was charged with rape? Would you stick up for them before a verdict came down or would you keep quiet?