Rapper J Hus Announces Early Prison Release By Joining Drake On Stage

British rapper J Hus surprised fans at Drake's London O2 concert by joining him on stage, just four months after being jailed for carrying a knife.

In December of last year, J Hus - real name Momodou Jallow - was sentenced to eight months behind bars for pleading guilty to possession of a knife, after he was caught carrying the weapon at an east London Westfield shopping centre in June.

However, last night (15 April), the 22-year-old announced his early release with a cameo appearance at Drake's set.

Drake told the crowd: "These are the type of things in my career that I'm just blessed to even be a part of.

"This is something I've wanted to make happen for the whole week, and I'm just glad I could make it happen with this group of people in this building because y'all been going crazy all night...

"If anyone's sitting down right now, I need you to stand up because we're going to celebrate one of our brothers tonight."

As he said this, the message 'Welcome Home' flashed across the stage and J Hus made his way to the front while the crowds went wild.

Drake then told his pal, "I wanna give you this stage so you can do what you've been waiting to do," before handing over the floor for J Hus to perform the single 'Did You See', from his hit 2017 album 'Common Sense'.

Following the performance, Drake shared a picture of him hugging the rapper, alongside the caption: "Done a lot of shows had a lot of moments but tonight was just a different energy we were truly all so happy to see this brudda fwd home cause we know what happens next!!!"

Credit: Drake/Instagram
Credit: Drake/Instagram

Some criticised the early release of the rapper, who became one of the most high-profile people to be sentenced amid the UK's ongoing knife crime epidemic.

One woman wrote: "Knife crime is a public health crisis, it should not be glorified by parading him on stage at the O2."

However, most fans were quick to praise the unexpected reunion, with one writing, "What Drake is doing for the UK scene is unbelievable."

Another posted, "J Hus fresh out and on stage with Drake. What a homecoming," while a third declared, "J Hus is free and onstage at Drake and that's the way it should be."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]

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