“Secrets” rapper A Boogie With Da Hoodie said he was “illegally” pulled over by police in New Jersey. The star, whose real name is Julius Dubose, took to his Instagram Story on June 25 to tell his followers about the stop, and urged them to record the incident via Instagram Live.
The rapper added that his daughter, Melody, was in the car when the stop happened and he had to talk to her about the police. His full post has been shared below:
So yesterday in NJ I got pulled over illegally with my daughter in the car. Now she hates police and she’s only 3 but I had to tell her every cop isn’t bad. Not because it’s a fact, because I don’t want my child being scared every time she sees a police officer. Some of them do their job but the bad cops make them all look like monsters. Illegal stops! Illegal searches! From now on when you get pulled over, don’t record normally. Go on live for the world to see!
The star didn’t add more details about the incident and did not immediately respond for comment when Heavy reached out. Hours after making the Instagram Story post, he continued to promote his music.
A Boogie Releases New Album, Artist 2.0 Deluxe
Boogie’s latest album, Artist 2.0 Deluxe, dropped on June 12. He released videos on YouTube for singles like “Bleed” and most recently “Secrets.”
He took to Instagram to thank his followers for their support on June 10 before the full album was released. The New York rapper also announced he would be giving back to his state, donating $100,000 to his elementary school in the Bronx so students could have laptops and tablets.
To the best fans in the world: Thanks for being patient and always supporting everything I do. It took a while to bring you this Deluxe because I wanted to make sure it dropped at a time that felt right. But it’s finally here! 6/19 it’s up! As part of this release, I am donating $100k worth of tablets/laptops to my old elementary school, PS 126, in the Bronx, so that they can do their remote learning in the safest way. With everything going on in the world, I believe it’s important to invest in the youth because by doing so, we are investing in a better future. I can’t wait to see y’all soon but until then, stay safe and take care of each other!
Is Boogie Changing His Name?
On the same day A Boogie said he was “illegally” pulled over by police, he chatted with Complex about why he wanted to drop new music. He laughed and said, “I don’t know I just wanted to drop music.”
A Boogie has gone through a few variations with his name. He was first known as A Boogie With da Hoodie, then shortened it to A Boogie and next wanted to be called Artist. Boogie said what he wants to be called depends on his mood. “It’s however you look at it. Some people look at Artist as a type of guy, some people look at A Boogie as a type of guy,” he said. “So I let them look at it how they want to look at it.” The rapper added the names could be like alter egos for him. Artist is mainly used for when he’s producing and wants to be creative and A Boogie is for when he’s rapping.
When asked about the coronavirus pandemic, Boogie said he was sheltering in New York, but that he missed going out. COVID-19 hasn’t exactly been an inspiration for his musically either.
To be honest it don’t inspire me cause it’s too much negatively. I don’t really get inspired from that kind of negativity. I feel like there’s nothing there’s a lot of things behind the scenes and I’m just keeping quiet. I just keep my nose out of things. I still do what I gotta do when it comes to taking care of people that I need to take care of… at this point, it’s just like man, we gotta see what happens next.