Wiz Kid, who counts Canadian rapper Drake among his fans and has toured with U.K. star Tinie Tempa has been warned by police after blogger Linda Ikeji reported him for abusive comments made on social media.
Wizkid,who features on the current U.K. number one “One Dance” by Drake attended a meeting with the Lagos State Commissioner of Police along with Linda Ikeji on Monday, according to the Nigerian lifestyle blogger. The meeting came after Wizkid posted comments on Linda Ikeji’s Instagram page threatening to have her beaten up by his 16 years old cousin after the blogger wrote a derogatory post about him.
Linda Ikeji claimed that she contacted Wizkid through his lawyers on April 15, at which point the singer offered her an apology. The meeting with police was an opportunity for Wizkid to tender an official apology. “I promise you, especially the ladies, Wizkid will never threaten you with harm again,” wrote Linda Ikeji. “He will think twice before threatening another human being again on social media.” Linda Ikeji also posted a picture of Wizkid with the police commissioner as a sign that the feud had been healed after the musician was cautioned by the police, which Wizkid also shared on Instagram.
A spokesperson for Lagos State Police, Dolapo Badmos, confirmed that Ikeji had filed a petition of threat to life against Wizkid. “But the CP [Commissioner of Police] has waded into the issue between Wizkid and Linda Ikeji. Alternative dispute resolution was used and the parties left in peace,” said Badmos, according to Nigerian news site This Day.