Rapper Booba is at the center of controversy on social networks. After a sentence about the Virgin Mary in one of his names, the artist is accused of blasphemy.
And yet Booba had said in 2015 “Not to be Charlie” in an interview published after the attacks on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in connection with cartoons about Islam. On the evening of December 1, 2020, the rapper broadcast a new song excerpt from his next album Ultra in a short video on Twitter, where we can hear “Poor Mary was a virgin, she tapped her fingers in my pussy”. At the wheel of the vehicle with the name “Duke” in the background, he filmed himself, saying these words.
In this 25 second video rapper from Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine) is filming himself at the wheel of a car with a song in the background. But this very inappropriate phrase was considered disrespectful to the Catholic religion.
Twitter, accusing Boob of blasphemy, condemned these comments, as did Charlie Hebdo or, more recently, Milla. Many Internet users have even called for a complete boycott of Booba. An unwanted campaign for an artist who did not react to the controversy in his various social networks. However, his extract is taking up more and more space, especially on Twitter, and is now reaching certain political areas.