Rapper Djonga was scared during a show in Cabo Frio, in Rio de Janerio, this Sunday (19). A pyrotechnic effect failed and the fire ended up reaching the singer’s shorts, which caught fire. He took off his shorts immediately and had to remain in his underwear on stage.
The show then stopped. Djonga had his leg burned and is recovering.
The audience had to shout to announce the incident during his performance, because Djonga continued singing, as if nothing had happened.
The artist was scared when he saw the scene, took off his burning shorts and stood in his underwear on stage. Two members of the event’s production team helped him fight the fire.
Djonga faced the accident with good humor. “It’s ok. I wanted to see how you do it now, in your underwear on stage”, he joked with the audience. The show continued after the incident.
“They tried to kill the brother again, but the brother resists, thank you daddy from heaven and the orixás, and that thing here is still usable”, he wrote on Instagram.
The rapper also criticized the festival’s pyrotechnic effect. “Yesterday (19) was really close, and if you notice, the other jet of fire almost hit my head. My leg is burning, but I’m taking care of it,” he said.
“Now, imagine if the brother doesn’t like wearing underwear? What a situation that was going to be,” she joked.
‘Fire on the racists’
Born in Belo Horizonte (MG), Djonga coined the term “fire at racists” in the Brazilian cultural imagination from his song “Olho de tigre” (2017). In 2022, the singer even put the burning man on stage to perform the song, during the Cena festival, in São Paulo.
To this day, anti-racist rhymes, lyrics and stances are one of the main hallmarks of Djonga’s career. But this is the first time that the “spell turns against the sorcerer” and the artist suffers from a fire on stage.
The rapper mocked the situation in Instagram stories. “Now it’s time to put up with the opposition’s jokes, right? Soon the brother fires at the racists”, he published in stories.
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