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USA: Christian retailer pulls rap album from shelves over offensive word

15 June 2017
Christian retailer LifeWay dropped rapper Sho Baraka’s latest album ‘The Narrative’ from its stores after customers complained about offensive language.
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Christian retailer LifeWay dropped Christian rapper Sho Baraka’s latest album ‘The Narrative’ from its stores after customers complained about offensive language, specifically the word “penis” in the album’s final song, reported The Washington Post on 8 February 2017.

“Like any retailer, LifeWay has a responsibility not to carry resources with content our customers consider inappropriate,” spokesperson Marty King told the newspaper. “After receiving complaints about some language in The Narrative cd, LifeWay decided to no longer carry it.”

The rapper explained that the song in question was about how he used to live a life that wasn’t monogamous and that the song actually focuses on the positive force God has had in his life.

He added that LifeWay seemed to have a double standard as it carries other products, specifically books that make reference to the same body part using the same word he used in his song.



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