There was an ugly episode at Lugogo Cricket Oval Friday night when fans stopped singer Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool from performing at the Swangz All Star Concert.
Bebe was on the list of singers who entertained the audience as it celebrated 10 years of Swangz Avenue dropping hits.
When Bebe Cool stepped onto the stage to perform his “Love You Everyday”, the crowd got rowdy and started booing him.
The singer thought the hubbub would die down but the crowd now started hurling insults at him, repeating “people power” slogans.
Then came an endless whizzing of bottles and other objects that filled up the stage, aiming for the singer’s head.
This reportedly came a week after Bebe was verbally attacked and thrown off stage recently while he performed at club Ambiance in Masaka.
Friday wasn’t a happy moment either for Bebe Cool.
He was dragged off the stage by counterterrorism police to save him from angry fans shouting “Free Bobi Wine” and pelting bottles.
The din, according to revellers, lasted for at least 10 minutes or so.
NTV journalist Sudhir Byaruhanga commented: “Okay I feel like crying right now for Bebecool. This is so unfair. Bebe Cool didn’t deserve this.The crowd has taken the beef to another level. People have thrown bottles and stones on the stage for over 13 minutes. And the crowd just won’t allow Bebe Cool to perform.”
No mind for politics?
Bebe Cool had earlier told Urban TV’s Scoop on Scoop show that his brain has not yet matured enough to understand the situation in the country.
“I am just a child when it comes to comparison with the big politicians in this country. My brain hasn’t even matured that much to understand the situation in Uganda,” he said.
Since the events that led to the arrest of his nemesis, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, Bebe has become a target of attack for being silent.
But he told Urban TV: “We are a democratic country. We practice democracy. You want democracy, but you want to take away mine, by forcing me to talk. The fact that you can harass a silent person for silence, says a lot.”
“I want to remind the same people who are asking me these things, do they know the level at which their brains have developed to understand the situation enough? A twenty-year-old youth arguing about politics should leave that small space to know that their brain is not yet mature to grasp the whole situation, so is mine.”
He said people are hurt by the fact that he is not of their opinion, and it is only natural to disagree on that.
“As long as I’m sure that my opinion is better and accounts, I can never be moved by the negativity on my social media platforms. My page is liked by nemesis’s fans, more than my fans. I think I have the biggest number of people who don’t support Bebe Cool on my page. It is making me so strong. I’m hard skin.”