This year has been perhaps the most impressive in Big Sean's young career. The Detroit rapper has a number one album, Dark Sky Paradise, the more serious tone of which garnered him respect from corner of hip-hop that had previously written him off. However, not all music fans are ready to welcome him with open arms. Princeton University is currently engaged in a heated debate as to whether Sean should be playing a concert at the school. Scheduled to play a summer music fest called Lawnparties, the "IDFWU" rapper has come under scrutiny for lyrics that two students, Duncan Hosie and Rebecca Basaldua, deem "both misogynistic and homophobic." The pair penned an op-ed piece that was circulated to Princeton students internally, then opened a petition that, as of press time, around 500 students have signed.

“I’m sure every singer has a questionable song, but there are a significant amount of his songs that deal with this and I think there are a lot of other artists in the same genre even that would have been a better choice,” said Basaldua, who is the editor of a blog called Equal Writes. A campus-wide campaign has begun in which some of Sean's offending lyrics are posted in public spaces in an effort to draw attention to their problematic elements. Basaldua and Hosie deny involvement in the practice. The latter is meeting with school brass tomorrow (April 10) to discuss the matter.

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