Rapper Booba is at the center of a debate on social networks. The artist is accused of blasphemy after a sentence for the Virgin Mary in one of his titles.
And yet, Booba had said in 2015 “Not to be Charlie” during an interview published after the attacks on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo about cartoons on Islam. The December 1, 2020 evening, the rapper broadcast in a short video on Twitter an excerpt of a new track from his next album Ultra, which we can hear in “Poor Marie was a virgin, she stuck her fingers in my pussy”. Wheeling a vehicle with the title in the background, “the Duke” filters himself and utters these words.
In this 25-second video, the rapper from Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine) films himself at the wheel of a car with the song in the background. But this very inappropriate expression was judged to be disrespectful of the Catholic religion.
A tweet, accusing Booba of blasphemy, condemned these comments in the same way as those of Charlie Hebdo or, more recently, Milla. Many internet users have even called for a complete boycott of Booba. An unwelcome promotion to the artist, who did not respond to the debate on his various social networks. However, his quote is taking more and more space, especially on Twitter, and is now reaching some political circles.