J Hus issues statement following arrest and cancelled Wireless Festival show

The Mercury-nominated artist was arrested last month and charged with "suspicion of being in possession of a knife or bladed article”

J Hus has issued a statement thanking his family, fans and peers for the support he received following his arrest for possession of a knife last month.

The Stratford, east London rapper was arrested and charged with “suspicion of being in possession of a knife or bladed article” after being stopped by police on June 21. He posted bail yesterday, but will still face those charges at a trial which is set to take place on July 20.

Hus has now made his first public statement since his arrest, taking to Twitter to give his thanks to those who have supported him over the past fortnight.


“Been seeing a lot of support from fans, artists and family,” he wrote. “I appreciate everything, trust me. Shout-out my team for the work behind the scenes. Also sorry for the cancelled live dates I’ve missed out on.”

“Time to finish the album,” he added – confirming that work on the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed 2017 debut album ‘Common Sense’ is on the way.

Hus’ slot at Wireless has been scrapped following the arrest, with Krept & Konan set to perform at the Finsbury Park-hosted festival this weekend instead.

Hus released his debut EP ‘Big Spang’ back in May.