He’s a UAE national, and his real name is Mohammed Jaffar.
‘My friend started calling me Bunny, then I added J, as in Jaffar, and there it was! It’s a bit camp, but most people seem to like it.’
When he’s not rapping, he’s a full-time policeman. No, really.
‘I graduated from Dubai Police Academy. I am an actual cop, so watch out – I might arrest you if you don’t write nice stuff about me! I wanted to become a cop to help my family. I was broke and needed to do something, and I thought this was a positive choice.’
‘We met in the music equipment section of Virgin Megastore. He saw me and, based on my style, he assumed I was an artist and we started talking. He was looking for local talent for his label, ColdEye, so the timing was perfect for us both. Of course after this, I got the chance to really do what I love and work with professionals to make videos, productions and so on.’
He loves fashion and shopping.
‘As an artist, image is very important: you have to look on point and maybe look a little different sometimes, so you have to have different styles of clothes, jewellery and stuff. There are a few artists I keep in mind when shopping that have the style I like: Ryan Leslie, Jay-Z, J Cole. They keep it clean and simple, not too much bling-bling. There’s no need to show off – let the music speak for itself.’
He’s single – but he’s not afraid of the ladies.
‘Yeah I’m single, and want to mingle. [Laughs] I’m quite okay being single at the moment, trying to focus on my music, but hey, if the right lady comes along, then cool. As far as my ideal woman goes, I think it’s hard to say exactly – it’s more than just looks. It’s got to click on all levels. I’m quite confident, so if I see someone I like, I do my thing.’
He nearly became a pro sportsman.
‘Yeah, I’ve always been kinda sporty – I prefer to play sports, rather than watch them. A lot of my friends were playing handball so they introduced me to the sport and I loved it. I would’ve gone pro, had it not been for a knee injury. It really upset me, but hey, life pulls you in a different direction sometimes, so you’ve got to go with it and accept it.’
He claims to be a very humble guy.
‘I didn’t grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth, so I do appreciate when things go well. This, I believe, has made me humble. Some people have to force it, but mine is just natural. I’m a calm kind of dude – I don’t get off on putting people down or giving attitude to prove my strength. I don’t have to. And the same people you see on your way up are the same people you see on your way down, so I prefer to keep it cool with people.’
‘Fly Away’ is out now. For more details, see www.coldeyerecords.com