Malaysian rapper Wee Meng Chee (黄明志), or Namewee has finally returned home to Malaysia.
The rapper announced on 12th March that he would be returning home in a video which listed his many controversies. He landed yesterday (14th March) at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Namewee’s arrival was as eventful as he anticipated. A red light flashed when he inserted his passport at immigration, indicating he is a wanted person. He was then brought to the airport’s police station and kept there for two hours.
While there, many asked to take photos with him and some wanted to know when he would be releasing new songs. “They also asked where they could watch the movie “Babi”,” Namewee recalled. “I told them, ‘Welcome to Taiwan’.”
He later posted a picture of him relaxing in his hotel room to reassure his fans that he had not been “taken“. He stated that he has already made an appointment with the police and will be surrendering himself at Bukit Aman after his 1 week quarantine. Namewee thanked his fans for caring and cheekily said he was looking forward to eating his nasi lemak.
Namewee’s arrest is due to the film “Babi”, which he produced. A police report was made near the end of 2020 after Persatuan Seniman Malaysia’s secretary-general Mohd Hafiz Mohd Nafiah saw clips of the film. According to him, he personally felt that the film had elements of racism. Namewee however claimed it was based on a true story.
In his YouTube video which listed his controversies, Namewee made a declaration prior to his pending surrender. He stated clearly that he is mentally healthy, not injured in any way and does not have a tendency to commit suicide. He ‘apologised’ in the video and on a more serious note, claimed he will be cooperating fully with the police.
Hope he enjoys his rest period and his nasi lemak!