Wednesday, October 11, 2006

No Jay Z in China if you please

The Culture Ministry has canceled Jay-Z's planned debut in China because of his "vulgar" lyrics, a state-run newspaper reported Wednesday.

Jay Z was scheduled to perform on Oct. 23 at Shanghai's Hongkou Stadium. "Some of Jay-Z's songs contain too much vulgar language," Sun Yun, of promoter KS Production Co., said.

His use of profanity and songs about drug dealers, pimps and violence apparently offended China's culture czars despite their recently allowing groups with sexually suggestive songs, such as the Rolling Stones and the Black Eyed Peas, to perform in Shanghai.

No word from Jay's reps yet

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