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Ban threat aborts Sizzla UK tour

Friday, November 5, 2004

In A BBC Report.
The government is considering banning reggae star Sizzla from the UK as police investigate "anti-gay" lyrics.
All five dates on Sizzla's UK tour were cancelled on Wednesday after gay rights campaigners protested against the star.
"We have received representations against the visit and we are considering those representations," a Home Office spokesman said.
Scotland Yard is examining lyrics by eight reggae artists, but they would not confirm that Sizzla was among them.
Born in Jamaica as Miguel Collins, Sizzla has released 25 albums since 1995 and is credited with taking dancehall music back to its reggae origins.
One of his most controversial songs, Pump Up, contains the Jamaican patois lyrics "fire fi di man dem weh go ride man behind", translated by gay rights group OutRage! as "burn the men who have sex with men...".
He was due to arrive in the UK on Tuesday night, to perform in Milton Keynes, Bradford, Birmingham, London and Bristol.
Venues said Sizzla had signed a contract which prevented him from performing homophobic, racist or sexist lyrics in concert.
Nevertheless spokesman for the Stratford Rex venue in east London said it called off Saturday's Sizzla concert as a result of "circumstances beyond our control".
It said: "We will continue to support reggae and hope to rearrange concerts with popular and established artists from Jamaica."
The Metropolitan Police's Racial and Violent Crime task force is investigating lyrics by Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Bounty Killer and five other reggae artists after a complaint from OutRage!
The group urged its supporters to ask venues to re-think staging Sizzla's proposed concerts, on the grounds that the star "incited racist and homophobic violence".
OutRage! member Brett Lock described the cancellation of Sizzla's UK tour as "a triumph".
"We are glad that those who stood in the way have come to their senses and that all the thousands and thousands of people who took up the call have been successful," he said

 
Supporters of gay rights group OutRage! protested against the tour
 
 
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yo mi no know weh wrong with deh people . I think yall just need to stop doin shows out there
By Ayah @ L.a. Cali 

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Sunday, November 7, 2004


 
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