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Plug Pulled On DMX Concert

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Authorities in the

U.K. canceled a concert by DMX, claiming they were afraid the show could spark

violence in the crowd.

The event was scheduled

to take place Monday, October 6th at the City Hall. Promoters had made plans

to search patrons for guns, knives and drugs, but officials said that would

not be enough to allow DMX to perform.

Another U.K. act,

Dizzee Rascal was slated to open for DMX. Earlier in this year, Dizzee was stabbed

five times in Cyprus resort of Ayia Napa.

Sources said that

the stabbing was related to an ongoing feud with rival So Solid Crew.

"Management

at the City Hall made the joint decision along with the promoters that this

concert should not go ahead," Jo Barnes, general manager of Sheffield City

Hall told The Star. "Initial discussions with the promoters of this concert

and South Yorkshire Police led us to feel that it would be prudent to put on

extra security for this one evening. As this was not set in place, we felt that

as a public venue the safety of our visitors must come first and that without

the added safety of extra security the show must be canceled."

Dizzee Rascal

was awarded the Mercury music prize for his debut album Boy in Da Corner.

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