Monday, April 30, 2012
Chicago Cops deny forcing House of Blues to cancel local Negro rap concert
The Chicago Police Department did not force the House of Blues to cancel a performance on Thursday by a local rappers LEP Bogus Boys because of the group’s violent lyrics, according to officials at the department and the concert venue.
Last week, South Side natives Frank “Moonie” Criddell and Robert “Count” Wilburn took to the radio airwaves and Twitter to complain that House of Blues managers told them the Chicago Police Department had pressured the Near North concert hall to drop their act from the lineup for a show headlined by A$AP Rocky. As proof, the band’s promoter provided an e-mail from a House of Blues executive.
“The local authorities have come do (sic) us after doing some research on LEP and made it clear that we are not going to be able to have them on the bill for A$AP Rocky,” the message reads, followed by links to web articles about the group. “See the below research they turned up … we just need to keep the peace.”
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