Krept ‘could have died’ in knife attack at BBC 1Xtra Live

The rapper has revealed how the incident could have been worse but says he plans to stay positive


KREPT ‘COULD have died’ when he was attacked with a knife backstage at the BBC 1Xtra Live event in October.

The rapper, whose real name is Casyo Johnson, has now revealed details of the attack and how it could have been fatal.

The incident, which took place at the station’s flagship live show in Birmingham, forced organisers to cut short the concert and meant Krept and Konan had to postpone their tour in order for the 29-year-old to recover from his injuries.

“I got a report back saying if it [the knife] was a millimetre deeper it could have been fatal,” he said on the Victoria Derbyshire show this morning.

Krept also revealed that he was slashed on his leg and neck.

While the incident could have cost him his life, the artist is keen to count his blessings and use the experience as an opportunity to encourage others to continue to remain positive in the face of tragedy.

“We’re still going to do positive things and look at everything positively to let people know that no matter what happens to you, just look at the positives and you can get through it,” he told Victoria Derbyshire.

“I’m just grateful to even still be here because that could have been a lot worse,” he added.

The BBC 1Xtra Live event featured performances from artists including Stylo G, AJ Tracey, Ms Banks and Lady Leshurr.

French Montana had been scheduled to perform but had not made it to the stage by the time of the incident.

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