According to the website Coded News Nigeria, Terry G allegedly showed up “very high” to perform at a show over the weekend. He got on stage, was allegedly “very high,” and at some point lost control and became violent with the DJ.
Two years ago Terry G granted an interview to Ebuka Obi-Uchendu where he was asked about his substance abuse. His answer was essentially that “everyone does it.” He just happened to be caught. He also said he abused hard drugs and was introduced to it by a popular actress. He claimed he overcame substance abuse and that he almost “ran mad.” He also revealed there is a “big” and “rampant” drug problem in the industry, and that he was still smoking marijuana.
It appears Terry G may be suffering a relapse i.e. using hard drugs.
Just this past week, I was chatting with a friend about Nigeria’s music industry. We both agreed the industry had evolved but I also told him we would begin seeing a lot of the issues that plague western music industries become even more visible in Nigeria’s. I mentioned the industry should expect increased substance abuse, increased mental health issues, increased violence etc. Are we equipped to handle it? I don’t think so.
Watch the embedded video clip to see part of Terry G’s uncontrollable behavior. In addition, watch the clip from his 2014 interview.
“The incident took place yesterday, the 5th June 2016, during his performance at Comedian Bash’s comedy show at the Muson Centre, Lagos. His song was allegedly turned off due to his ‘misbehaviour’ on stage and efforts to get him off stage proved abortive.
He was reportedly ‘very high’ and was cursing the audience after so much failed attempt to get their attention. He was quoted as telling the audience that: “We go all go hell fire”, “Ogun go fire una”, “Mother F*cker,” etc, amidst falling on stage several times, as he tried to give an energetic performance.
At a point, people were telling him to go away. . . The DJ, who was said to be acting under instruction from the show organizers, put off Terry G’s Music. When that couldn’t get him off the stage, the DJ started playing Olamide’s song “Durosoke” and this got him really angry. He reacted by unleashing a slap on the DJ’s face before storming out of the venue.”
#CodedNEWSng: #TerryG SLAPS #JIMMYJATT’s Boy last Night as his Song was turned off due to his ‘Misbehaviour’ on Stag, and efforts to.gwt him off stage proved abortive. Reports had it that the Artiste was ‘very high’ and was cursing the Audience after so much effort to get attention, but to no avail; Using words like “We go ALL go HellFire”, “Ogun go fire una”, “Mother F*cker”,etc, amidst falling on stage several times, as he tried to give an energetic performance. The DJ who was said to have been acting under instruction from the show organisers, put off Terryg’s Music and Terry was shout “Dj Play song”, after a while Started playing #Olamide’s “Take It Outside”. And TerryG was so embarrassed and danced, not knowing how to leave the stage. With the Crowd shouting “Go Away”, “Dey Go”, “Wooo”. Terrythen went on angrily to Dj JimmyJatt’s stand and SLAPPED the #DJ who was playing… #CodedNEWSng.
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