Beenie Man banned from MTV gig The Jamaican reggae star Beenie Man has been banned from performing at an MTV concert in Miami after gay activists planned a protest over the singer’s past lyrics. Beenie Man, who recently issued his “sincerest apologies” for violent, homophobic lyrics, was due to perform on Saturday prior to the MTV Awards. “We don’t want anything to overshadow what should be a great weekend of music events,” said an MTV spokeswoman. UK police are currently investigating Beenie Man’s lyrics.
Story from BBC “Beenie Man has certainly recorded ugly and mean-spirited lyrics, but his records haven’t beaten anybody up. People do that, and the cruelty and stupidity of those people is no more Beenie Man’s fault than Columbine was Marilyn Manson’s.” Read editorial from The Guardian