Belly Says “F*!k Censorship” After City of Toronto Deems His Canada Day Performance Inappropriate
Toronto's own Belly described performing at the 150th annual Canada Day as the proudest day of his life, but he wasn't too happy a short while after his performance.
After his set, the city of Toronto's official Twitter account tweeted out an apology to Belly's audience, essentially calling his set offensive. "The #CityofTO apologizes for the inappropriate content during tonight's closing performance at Nathan Phillips Square,” the account tweeted. Shortly afterwards, Belly struck back.
"Fuck censorship forever," the artist wrote on Twitter a short time after the performance. Now, the question is, who, besides the Canada Day organizers, deemed the performance offensive? It's hard to say, and in clips Belly posted onto Instagram, everyone seems to be into the admittedly profanity-laced performance, which seems to be pretty standard for a rap set.
In the caption for one of his Instagram videos, Belly wrote, "this is what the REAL response was, don't believe the #fakenews." It does look like the crowd and Belly himself are having a good time.
Belly, who's collabed with Future and dropped a video for his Young Thug-assisted track, "Consuela" back in March, says he's particularly disappointed in this turn of events because he left Palestine in order to secure the freedom of speech and artistic freedom he thought was promised to him in Canada.
"They will never censor my art," he continues. “Organizers were made aware that I would be swearing during my show before I even flew into Toronto”.
Check out Belly's tweets and Instagram posts concerning his performance and censorship below. Peep the city of Toronto's tweets about his performance below that.
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