Dutch rapper Murda, arrested in Turkey, is not allowed to leave that country for the time being. That confirms his management. Yesterday it was announced that the rapper had been apprehended at the airport in Istanbul on Saturday night and was released again the day after. According to his management, he was busted for raping about drugs and sex in some issues.
The rapper was due to fly back today, but that has been postponed pending treatment of his case, his management says. Management thinks the rapper will be able to leave the country soon. A performance is scheduled to be held in Germany this weekend and he has to perform in Austria on Monday.
The State Department informs that its in touch with the rapper. He can receive consular assistance if desired, a spokesperson says.
Popular in Turkey
Murda, who is actually called Önder Dogan, was born in Amsterdam in 1984. The rapper is popular in Turkey. He is a jury member of the Turkish rap version of The Voice. On Spotify, his songs have been listened to millions of times.
In 2008, the rapper released his first album. He has collaborated with other Dutch artists, including Ronnie Flex, Bizzey and Kraantje Pappie.