CHINESE GOVERNMENT DENIES PERFORMANCE BY RAPPER JAY-Z
By Roman Wolfe, All Hip Hop Dot Com
The rapper was supposed to make his debut in China at Hongkou Football Stadium on Oct. 23, but the country’s Ministry of Culture denied local promotional company KS Productions the needed permits.
Government officials banned Jay-Z’s performance because of the vulgar language contained on some of his recordings.
Critics of the decision noted the Ministry of Culture’s decision to allow recent performances by rap group The Black Eyed Peas, citing the suggestive nature of some of the group’s racier lyrics and rock group The Rolling Stones, who gave their first concert in the country in April as part of their "A Bigger Bang" tour.
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