Bumkey’s Drug Trafficking Trial Postponed
kpride, Aug. 27, 2015, 9:33 a.m.
Rapper Bumkey’s court trial for his drug trafficking charges has been postponed. Bumkey was indicted on the charges of drug trafficking and also on usage of drugs, including amphetamines and ectasy. He was declared “not guilty” on April 20, with the ruling “there is insufficient evidence, and the accounts of the witnesses were not specific enough, thus making it impossible to declare Bumkey guilty.”
The prosecution has appealed this decision since then. On August 26, the witnesses on the prosecution side did not attend the appeal, and it was decided that questioning was impossible, postponing the trial. The prosecution said, “There must have been a misunderstanding, because we cannot reach the two witnesses. The witnesses are not sure whether they are being summoned, or whether they are just being contacted.” The judge asked that the prosecution make sure that the witnesses will be present in the next scheduled trial, which is October 14.
Kwon Ki Bum, better known by the stage name Bumkey is a South Korean hip hop musician. He debuted in April 2010 as part of the hip hop duo 2Wins with Topbop of TBNY under CABA Entertainment. He is now a solo artist under Brand New Music.