Update: Rapper B-Free Forwarded To Prosecution For Assault Against Rapper Kingchi Mane
Updated June 7 KST:
Rapper B-Free has been forwarded to prosecutors.
On June 6, Seoul Yongsan Police Station revealed that B-Free was forwarded to the prosecution on recommendation of indictment regarding suspicions of assault against Kingchi Mane.
In Korea, penalty in the case of assault is subject to the victim’s consent, meaning that the assailant will not be punished if that is what the victim wants. However, it was shared that Kingchi Mane told the police that he wished for a punishment on B-Free.
According to police investigation, B-Free assaulted Kingchi Mane out of anger regarding a comment Kingchi Mane wrote on his social media post.
Rapper B-Free has been placed under arrest by the Seoul Yongsan Police Station after assaulting fellow rapper Kingchi Mane for leaving unpleasant comments on his personal social media account.
On May 23 at 10:20 p.m. KST, B-Free went to the parking lot of an apartment building in the Huam neighborhood of Seoul’s Yongsan District and hit rapper Kingchi Mane in the face. Police officers were dispatched after receiving reports of the incident and arrested B-Free on the spot.
Kingchi Mane, who once appeared on Mnet’s “Show Me the Money 8,” posted evidence of the assault on his personal Instagram account.
Along with pictures of the wound on his face and the dirt on his clothes, the rapper wrote, “I was talking with B-Free about the comments I wrote on Instagram, and he asked me to tell him my home address. I figured that I could face him and resolve the issue. However, around 10:20 p.m. he came to my house and resorted to violence, and the police arrested him on site. He was an artist that I respected, but no longer. He said that he enjoys hitting people, so I hope he pays the right price for what he has done.” (The Instagram post has been deleted as of June 7).
During his university days, Kingchi Mane was involved in controversy regarding his participation in a chat room where he was suspected to have sexually harassed other students. When the rapper appeared on “Show Me the Money 8” in 2019, his past controversy was revealed, and he apologized for participating in the chat room by posting a handwritten note of apology. The rapper was edited out of the show.