Harvard University’s Undergraduate Council has cancelled a planned
performance by Snoop Dogg next month, after local news reports suggested students
objected to the rapper’s obscene lyrics.
Some Harvard students
reportedly opposed Snoop appearing at the prestigious Massachusetts university,
according to local news channel NBC 3.
The students mentioned
lyrics from Snoop’s latest album Rhythm and Gangsta in particular, about slapping
women as a means of controlling them.
Council failed to mention the lyrics in a short statement they issued, which
simply stated that Snoop’s cancellation was due to "financial considerations
and unavoidable obstacles."
According to a
report published on The
Harvard Crimson’s website on April 13, Snoop had not even signed a contract,
but was in negotiations with the Harvard Concert Commission.
must clear a security plan with the Boston Police Department and obtain an entertainment
license from the Boston Mayor’s Office of Special Events if the proposed concert,
slated for May 1, is to take place.
While reports of
Snoop’s lyrics were offered as a reason for the cancellation of the concert,
The Crimson reported that the Undergraduate Council, which funds HCC events,
is unsure whether in can cover the expenses of the event.