Marcelo Pires Vieira, the singer Belo, “is very sad and crying” after being arrested this Wednesday (17th), in Angra dos Reis, in Rio de Janeiro. The musician is being investigated for the performance of a show on Saturday (13), in Complexo da Maré, despite the prohibitions because of the pandemic. Gracyanne Barbosa, the artist’s wife, spoke to the press at the door of the City of Police, and went out in defense of her partner. “He did nothing wrong,” he said.
“He has a contract with all the houses to follow the standards required on behalf of Covid-19. He does this with him, with the band, with our house. He is the most careful person I know. At home, we he even joked: ‘Wow, what an exaggeration’. Because he was always very careful “, he said in a live interview for Brasil Urgente, from Band.
The pagodeiro became a target of the police for having made a show and caused crowding in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. As the event was held inside a Municipal School in Parque União, the police are also investigating an alleged invasion of the school.
“He’s just going out to sing, do his show, bring his home, for him and for several families who depend on him. We know the difficult situation we live in Brazil. I already went hungry. You don’t know how much it’s difficult. He’s just going out to do his job “, stressed Gracyanne.
As the show took place in a trafficking area, the police investigated whether the event was related to the criminal organization because it needed authorization to happen. Asked by the press if her husband was involved with any faction, the dancer stressed that the pagodeiro does everything within the law.
“Of course not [tem envolvimento com o tráfico]. Precisely for this reason, there is a contract, a declaration, a whole contractual part. He has a company that does this for him. It has it all correctly. We have all the documentation. I can’t take it and show it to you. But, for sure, later I will show on my social networks for everyone to know that everything is according to the law “, he declared.
“As I said: there is a company that hires Belo as an artist through his company. Within his contract, he has all the clauses to follow all the rules [protocolos de segurança sanitária]”, completed.
Gracyanne pointed out that Belo was unaware of the permission for the show to be held at a municipal school. “How is he going to know? Of course he didn’t. Why didn’t they go after whoever hired the show?”, He complained.
“He doesn’t know. This is done by the office. The artist, he sings, he’s at home learning the piano, studying and always learning. That’s what he does. He got there to do the show. That, in fact, who you have to know is the office and who hired “, he observed.
For the fitness muse, Belo became the target of persecution for being investigated for a presentation, according to her, made within the law. “Everyone who is watching, this [perseguição] it becomes obvious. He is crying. He’s very sad “, finished.
To Urgent Brazil, Belo gave a brief statement at the door of the City of Police. “So far, I didn’t understand what I did to be here, to be going through this situation. I don’t know what I did,” he said.
Asked if he was aware that the event was not authorized by the Health authorities, the musician explained that he does not directly take care of this part. “[Autorização] From what? To sing on the spot? I was hired to do a show and sing on the spot. Accused of what? I want to know what crime I committed. I went up on stage and sang. I just know how to do it “, he exclaimed.
During the afternoon, Gracyanne had commented on the case on her Instagram and regretted the police action. “We woke up with our house invaded. Prison and nightmare,” he wrote.
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Understand the case
Belo was arrested on Wednesday (17), in Angra dos Reis, for making a show and causing crowding in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. The pagodeiro performed at Complexo da Maré, north of Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday (13), despite the prohibitions.
At the time of the operation organized by the Civil Police at the Drug Control Station (DCOD), equipment and vehicles were seized from the artist. As the event was held inside a Municipal School in Parque União, the police are also investigating an alleged invasion of the school.
In addition to the singer, DCOD opened an investigation and served three more preventive arrest warrants. The names are: Célio Caetano and Henriques Marques, partners of the producer; Jorge Luiz Moura Barbosa, Alvarenga, head of drug trafficking in Parque União.
At the time of the opening of the investigation, Belo told Globo: “We did the show following all the protocols. We have no control over the general. That neither the government officials have. The beaches are crowded, public transport, and only those who suffer the consequences are the artists. That was the first segment to stop, and so far we have no support from anyone about our resumption. We support more than 50 families “.
It is worth remembering that Belo has been arrested on two other occasions. He was sentenced on December 30, 2002 to six years in prison, accused of a trafficking association. The musician was imprisoned for about a month and got the right to respond in freedom.
The Public Ministry appealed the decision, and the 8th Criminal Chamber of the Rio de Janeiro Court of Justice increased the singer’s sentence to eight years. In 2004, he was arrested again and spent three years and eight months in jail.
See the Urgent Brazil of this Wednesday (17):