BRIT rapper Digga D is not afraid of bragging about stabbings and shootings in his music videos.
The 21-year-old’s latest one, which he filmed in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, is no exception, with gun gestures and a reference to “one shot” of a Glock gun which “leaves your head back-spinning”.
The rapper — real name Rhys Herbert — has come under fire for his tracks which some say glorify gang violence.
Herbert himself was released from prison in May last year after being sentenced to two and a half years for his role in a machete brawl in front of shoppers in central London.
In a landmark ruling, the judge banned Herbert and other members of the 1011 street gang from making videos that glorified or incited violence without police approval under a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).
New music releases must be approved by the Met Police.
Any new videos cannot specifically refer to real-life violence or rivalries, but the gun-obsessed musician can refer to violence generally.
And Digga does not hold back.
In his video for the track Red Light Green Light, he has people dressed up like contestants in Netflix hit Squid and then mows them down with a gun, leaving them bleeding out.
Lyrics refer to “handguns with attachments”, “I’m out with my guns out bom-bom” and “mix the .32s with the 7.62s that’s the SK and the AK (grr-grr).”
He also raps: “Feds said that I shot someone in the face
“And they lost sight in both their eyes (bap, bap)
“I never believed in karma.”
Police say drill rap videos on YouTube can incite violence and play a significant role in inter-gang violence including murder among London gangs.
Herbert was convicted in March last year for his part in a street brawl in Westminster and sentenced to two years and six months.
Seven rival gang members were jailed for more than 17 years over the vicious knife and machete fight in front of terrified shoppers.
He pleaded guilty to violent disorder and breaches of a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) and was released last month.
Feds said that I shot someone in the face… and they lost sight in both their eyes
Photos posted on Instagram show him swigging from a bottle of booze in front of a Welcome Home sign, posing in a pal’s car and sporting a designer watch as he celebrated his freedom.
The video shows him and another yob bragging of stabbings and shootings.
The Sun discovered the Met Police permitted the new vid and allowed it on YouTube after the duo, who appear with CGM, were freed.
A police spokesman said: “The Met is satisfied the video does not constitute a breach of the CBO.”
Herbert and other members of the 1011 gang previously appeared on ex-BBC Radio One DJ Tim Westwood’s YouTube channel.
The Mail on Sunday has alleged he has hidden apparent coded references to attacks in songs.
The name of his new group, The Conspiracy Gang Members, is thought to be a “tribute” to members of his 1011 drill gang arrested in 2018 on their way to attack rivals.
In the track No Porkies, the rapper sings about a gang and getting “chinged”, which is drill slang for stabbing.
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