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Controversial rapper Digga D plays with ‘trapped’ orangutan amid accusations of animal abuse


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The controversial rapper Digga D, 21, has been accused of animal abuse after posting movies of himself on-line enjoying with an orangutan that’s “trapped” in a automobile.

The 21-year-old feeds the orangutan strawberry milk and shouts at it, as followers specific their outrage within the feedback.

The rapper is an ex-con who has made a reputation for himself within the drill rap scene, which has itself been accused of glorifying homicide and weapons.

READ MORE:Man, 59, arrested on suspicion of abusing canine in West London

Social media customers declare he purchased the orangutan on-line.

One horrified follower mentioned: “This is absolute stupidity and cruelty in opposition to this animal, endured on the expense of idiotic people.

“The animal is actually trapped in a automobile and has a number of cameras pointing at him and they’re screaming, the animal is clearly in large misery.”

The orangutan was fed strawberry milk and shouted at by the rapper

Digga, whose actual title is Rhys Herbert, is filming a video in Dubai the place, in 2017, buying and selling and proudly owning unique ­animals as pets was outlawed.

The footage was shared to 55,000 followers of an Instagram web page known as UK1Drill and included the phrases, “digga d buys a monkey on live” – thought to imply on-line.

In one clip the ape, known as George, pulls the automobile’s purple seats as Herbert presents him a bottle.

George friends into the boot and shields his face as passengers yell, “He’s eating something, he’s found something back there” earlier than the primate curls up in a ball.

Followers thought that the creature ‘is clearly in large misery’

In one other George buries his face and Herbert pats him and shouts “don’t cry”. The rapper seems to attempt to feed the creature grapes, just for George to repeatedly bat his hand away.

Herbert was launched from jail in May after being sentenced to two-and-a-half years in March 2020 for his position in a machete brawl in entrance of buyers in Central London.

In 2018, a decide gave him and different members of the 1011 gang a prison behaviour order which means their music releases needed to be police authorised.

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Orangutan Foundation’s Rob Durgut mentioned: “Keeping a wild animal, and in particular an intelligent and critically endangered species like an orangutan, has damaging implications to the individual animal and fuels the illegal wildlife trade.”

Digga D’s agent was approached for a remark.

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