BBC Radio 1Xtra’s grime show presenter, Logan Sama, has been dropped from the platform following a series of "ignorant and offensive comments". The BBC announced that DJ Logan Sama won't be the presenter of the station's new grime show - which was meant to start this Friday.
A series of controversial tweets posted between 2011 and 2015 resurfaced last week after current 1xtra presenter, DJ Twin B, shared the racist tweets about black women have been found on the radio presenter’s social media page.
In an announcement Via Sama’s social media, the English grime DJ explained the situation: “Due to a number of ignorant and offensive comments I made as jokes amongst friends on a public platform, it has been decided by the BBC that I am not suitable to join their network as a representative.”
“I understand this decision and agree that these comments are indefensible regardless of their context. They do not represent my true opinions which I hope have been conveyed over the years through the majority of my output. I realise and acknowledge that as a person in a privileged position to be able to promote this genre and community I love, I must maintain higher standards.”
“I appreciate the BBC for originally offering me the show and thank them for their professionalism. I want to apologise once again to anyone rightfully taken offence.”
BBC Radio 1Xtra says a new presenter for the grime show, which will run weekly from 11 AM through 1 AM, will be announced soon.