…By Larry John for TDPel Media.
Hasbulla Magomedov, a Russian social media star, was reportedly arrested with a group of friends for “dangerous driving” after they blocked traffic and obstructed other drivers while celebrating a friend’s wedding in his hometown of Dagestan.
The 3ft 3in TikTok star was not driving but was taken into custody over administrative violations.
Hasbulla later apologized on social media, saying that they were just hyping it up a bit, and it wouldn’t happen again.
He added that he wasn’t behind the wheel nor was it his car.
Who is Hasbulla Magomedov?
Hasbulla Magomedov is a 20-year-old Russian social media star with more than nine million Instagram followers.
He began posting on TikTok in 2020, and his videos went viral.
He has a medical condition that makes him just three feet three inches tall and gives him a high-pitched voice.
Magomedov hails from the Republic of Dagestan, where he met now-retired UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Their friendship earned Magomedov the nickname “Mini Khabib.”
This association with Nurmagomedov resulted in Magomedov being associated with the international Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) community, with fighters like Nurmagomedov and Volkanovski appearing in his videos.
During his tour in Australia in August, Magomedov made videos with Volkanovski and NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, pranking both men.
Analysis and commentary:
Hasbulla Magomedov is a well-known social media star who has gained millions of followers due to his viral videos.
However, his latest controversy has landed him in trouble with the law.
The incident shows the importance of obeying traffic laws and regulations, as such reckless driving behavior can endanger not only the driver but also other road users.
Magomedov’s association with Khabib Nurmagomedov and the UFC community has given him the opportunity to collaborate with well-known athletes and celebrities, including NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal.
This highlights the influence of social media and how it can provide a platform for people to showcase their talents and connect with like-minded individuals from all over the world.
The case also raises questions about the responsibility that comes with social media fame.
As a public figure, Magomedov has a significant following, and his actions can have an impact on his fans.
Therefore, it is essential for social media influencers to use their platform responsibly and promote positive behavior.