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Hip-hop group barred from New Zealand festival for ‘homophobic’ lyrics

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  1. The most powerful influencer is popular culture- music, film, gaming, online media.

    There is a small but growing number of black, urban, hip hop and reggae artists who do not spread hatred and do not condone violence against gay people.

    There is also a small but growing number of openly gay, black, Hispanic media icons who are helping to present a positive image. The wider gay community should help to support and popularize both and continue penalizing artistes who spread hate.

    1. Funny as I can’t seem to find any info on any “artists”

      1. that spred ANYTHING other than hate.

        1. Also, Queen Latifah’s had a bit of a career in the hip-hop music business hasn’t she? I’ve heard that she’s apparently openly gay…

        2. Three out of the four of those are strongly rumoured to be gay. Also they are fairly main stream.

          Hardly going to change urban cultruel homophobia is it…

          Again I can find NO information on any “artist” that is speaking out

  2. GingerlyColors 7 Nov 2011, 3:02pm

    Rap music with a capital “C”!

  3. Idiots.

  4. Cambodia Guesthouse 7 Nov 2011, 3:57pm

    Their own gig?

    Well the do hope that their audience enjoy themselves…

    BOTH of them!

  5. So the organiser is showing his concern about homophobia by cancelling the gig… and offering the group a solo show, promoted for free by the media covering the cancellation story?

    Either some part of this story is missing, or the promoter’s actions are a particularly flagrant and cynical example of homophobia for commercial gain.

  6. Its not just black groups like Odd Future that need kicking out of mainstream music events,BIG DAY OUT and its promoter Ken West should be struck off for promoting homophobia in the first place! There is no place for this type of music anymore. No exceptions! When will they learn that the world has moved on and its them on the wrong side now.. and if you can’t respect others then shut your mouth!

  7. I dont agree with the homophobic lyrics from Tyler, but I do think he’s a talent. I know, I’m Yonkers!!!!

  8. Jock S. Trap 11 Nov 2011, 10:54am

    Good. These kind of lyrics and it’s groups should never be promoted.

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