No apology from ‘anti-gay’ singer



No apology from ‘anti-gay’ singer
Reggae star Sizzla has refused to apologise for his lyrics advocating violence against gay men, despite his UK tour being cancelled after protests.

“They can’t ask me to apologise,” he told BBC radio station 1Xtra. “They’ve got to apologise to God because they break God’s law.”
Sizzla is not allowed into the UK while the Home Secretary examines concerns raised by gay rights group OutRage!
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 OutRage! as “burn the men who have sex with men”.
His five-date UK tour was cancelled earlier this month as the Metropolitan Police’s Racial and Violent Crime unit examined lyrics by eight reggae artists.

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