Rapper Murda, who was detained at Sabiha Gökçen Airport on the grounds that he encouraged drug use in his songs, is facing up to 10 years in prison.
It was alleged that Dutch rapper Önder Doğan, known as Murda, encouraged the use of drugs or stimulants due to some expressions in his lyrics.
In the indictment prepared within the scope of the investigation conducted against him, a prison sentence of 5 to 10 years was demanded for the crime of “encouraging the use of drugs” in accordance with Article 190/2 of the Turkish Penal Code. If the indictment is accepted, Murda will be tried in court.
After the rapper was detained at the airport, he made statements at the prosecutor’s office:
“I have two songs called ‘Duman’. The ‘Duman’ that I sang in Turkey is not the song where the accusation is. The songs ‘Pahalı’ and ‘Eh Baba’ are also mine. I grew up in the Netherlands. I grew up with the culture of that place. These substances are free to use there, so I didn’t think the situation and the law were require certain aspects from me in this country. Rap songs are close to street jargon. There is a very subtle nuance. The songs are not supposed to incite anyone to do drugs.”