Contact Us

Mayoral Candidate in New Zealand Wants Ice Cube Show Cancelled

icecube2.jpgA mayoral candidate in Auckland, New Zealand is trying to get an upcoming Ice Cube concert cancelled because he says the legendary MC’s music promotes the gangster lifestyle. According to the New Zealand Herald, candidate Len Brown is putting pressure on the CEO of the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre in Manukau to cancel the August 22 show. The politician believes Cube’s music will have a negative influence on youth in the Auckland community, which he says is experiencing problems with gangs and violence in recent months. “Ice Cube brings a gangsta message to our community via his gangsta rap. This message promotes gangs, gang violence and drugs,” Brown said in a press releases detailing his stance. “We don’t want this in our homes. We don’t want it on our streets.” Concert promoter Camilla Anderson has disputed Mr. Brown’s claims, stating that Cube is in fact a Muslim and a family man. Anderson also stated that she believes Brown’s crusade is nothing more than a tactic to gain attention for the upcoming election.

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of XXL

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for XXL Mag quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!