Philadelphia Mayor John Street prevented rapper
Mystikal from performing in a play last night.
The Mayor’s spokespeople said that the rapper
was not a proper role model for children.
The rapper was scheduled to perform at the Dell
East in Cordell Moore’s "Something She Can Feel," but spokespeople
for the Mayor said that Mystikal "isn’t an appropriate role model for the
young people of Philadelphia."
Moore’s musical stage play features cortically
acclaimed actor Leon, Lavan Davis, Bill Hill and Charlie Wilson of The Gap Band
and has traveled throughout the country.
Mystikal, who recently pled guilty to rape charges,
was replaced by another artist.
Street is involved in a controversy of his own.
At a block party in Philadelphia, the mayor recently praised a man arrested
for dealing drugs.
Edward "Joe Joe" Terrell, 42, has been
arrested for selling heroin, marijuana, crack and assaulting police officers.
He recently opened a local T-shirt store.
"If there’s anybody out there who, whether
you’re involved in illegal activity or not, if you want to start a business,
we’d like to help you," Street told the crowd at the block party.